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AA meeting – a short story

It was my first time. A friend recommended I attend a meeting. I guess she got sick and tired of my complexes and and my shitty way of dealing with … Continue reading

September 2, 2017 · Leave a comment

Doctor Who – What’s in a name?

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet” (Romeo and Juliet) Long before the linguistic theories of De Saussure and … Continue reading

August 5, 2017 · Leave a comment

Writer’s Block or A Blogger’s Identity Crisis

Once in a few weeks, usually around the time I sit in front of the computer to write a new post, I grapple with writer’s block. It can manifest itself … Continue reading

July 8, 2017 · Leave a comment

A Tardy Tardis

A friend of mine once described me as a “geek of non-geeky stuff”. Of course the definition of “geek” is so broad and can include so many different fields of … Continue reading

June 6, 2017 · Leave a comment

The 10 stages of admiring an actor

In January 2016, the British author Alain de Botton published an article titled Don’t despise celebrity culture – the impulse to admire can be precious in The Guardian. He claimed that the … Continue reading

May 26, 2017 · Leave a comment

Back to The Tribe

What would you do if one day the modern systems that support our society collapse? No more governments. No more health system, no water, no electricity. No supermarkets. Survival at … Continue reading

February 17, 2017 · Leave a comment

F-word and other insults

Arguably the most common swear word in the English language in our day and age is the F-word. Adults cringe when youngsters use it, yet adults and youngsters use it … Continue reading

January 22, 2017 · Leave a comment

Two cents: Are we human?

From the day we arrived on the planet, humanity was preoccupied with what makes it human. What is a human? Thousands of years and no definite answer. It depends, philosophers … Continue reading

January 1, 2017 · Leave a comment

La La Land – review

“La La Land”, the highly acclaimed film of Damian Chazelle, with the wonderful music by Justin Hurwitz is Hollywood at its best. It plays on well-known and well-established patterns but … Continue reading

December 20, 2016 · Leave a comment

Two Cents: Fooling in Love

An old soviet joke tells about a course titled “Love” given at the university. The auditorium was full and the students were excited. “I will speak to you about love”, … Continue reading

December 3, 2016 · Leave a comment

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