Sometimes I feel that Twitterverse and Blogosphere are like the Tree of Souls in Avatar or maybe it’s just crazy talk

Dear Mark Z, congratulations on the new baby. And kudos for knowing Chinese. I've just added you to the list of "See? These people can learn to speak Chinese. Why can't you?" to show my kids. Oh, don't worry. I am not asking you for money like Kanye West just did. To be fair though, he's [...]

Why We Blog

He was a lonely ghost uttering a truth that nobody would ever hear. But so long as he uttered it, in some obscure way the continuity was not broken. It was not by making yourself heard but by staying sane that you carried on the human heritage.   George Orwell, 1984   Every once in a while, [...]

A Love Song for Sandi

A dear dear friend recently had a medical scare. She is home safe now but I did not know about this until tonight. Sandi over at Being Peachy and its wicked twin The Pits of Being Peachy had a heart attack and drove herself to the hospital. At this moment I am confused about the [...]

Friday, 22-April-2011 22:03:12 On my way to see the band The Boxer Rebellion that started at 10. It's 10 now. Am nowhere near Double Door the bar/concert venue. Panic attack 22:04:58 I'm going by myself again. [I went to see them for the first time last September]. With extra tickets. Maybe I'll give the ticket 2 [...]

Hubris. In case you are worried that all your kind compliments may have given me an ever-expanding ego, No Worries, my friend... I emailed several of my Annie Lennox+Sabina-From-The-Unbearable-Lightness-Of-Being inspired photos to The Husband. I got one line in response from him: What are you planning to do with those pictures? And this came only [...]

Quickly. Group Hug!

. . . . . . . . Dear Friends, Yes, you dread this moment of sappiness and it has come. No, seriously, I am so blessed to be surrounded by people who show me what the true human spirit of giving and caring is, not just around Christmas, but on a daily basis. In [...]

“Incongruity Detected”

"Incongruity Detected" is a term I learned from this laugh-out-funny post from Hyperbole and a Half, the girl with the indomitable spirit who makes hilarious illustrations for her blog posts with MS Paint. That post of hers is titled "Expectations vs. Reality".     Oh boy, did that post strike a cord within the deepest [...]

Boing! <-- warning: NSFW Whoa, mama! Now I've got your attention. This proves that if put in the right context with the right mood implied, ANYTHING you say can be interpreted with a naughty bend. But first, a warning. . . That being said, like a good strip tease, I am going to start with [...]

Faraway, So Close.

I came across an interesting article today in which the author questioned the recent brouhaha / vociferous protest against the security measures enforced by TSA while some other, more serious, offense committed by the US government, such as the wrongful execution of  its citizens, did not inspire nearly enough the appropriate amount and degree of outrage. The author [...]