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MOGLi - A Brown in the Land of the Blues and Blondes

Vegetarian Zombies and Other Stories

Do vegetarian zombies exist? Continue reading

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(The April) Fool on the Hill

One of the better covers of the song. Jazzy rendition by Lana Cantrell. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bONaAVRwxw0    

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Atheism 2.0 @ TED

“What aspects of religion should atheists (respectfully) adopt? Alain de Botton suggests a “religion for atheists” — call it Atheism 2.0 — that incorporates religious forms and traditions to satisfy our human need for connection, ritual and transcendence.” Continue reading

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Any Amount Will Do

Please help them help other people in need. Tropical Storm Sendong (international name: Washi) ravaged Mindanao, slamming it with devastating rains and unleashing flash floods and landslides that have left a horrifying trail of destruction. As of 12PM, the death … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Infidelity (2)

You see, I have this profound weakness for women with kind demeanors. And happy dispositions. And pretty faces and cute smiles. And shapely behinds. I like those qualities in the opposite sex (enumerated obviously not in the order of preference.) I also … Continue reading

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Prolonging The Agony

Before I continue with the “Infidelity Series”, let me just say some words about the ongoing Greek tragedy. For those not in the know, Greece is currently on dire straits for one simple reason: the Greek government and its people have been … Continue reading

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The Anatomy of Infidelity (1)

“May I put my arm around your shoulder?” It was (in retrospect) a very innocent request.  The rain was intense and the late spring breeze was still bringing chills to the bones. I thought it would be easier with my left arm around her to keep us both warm … Continue reading

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Youth

Here is an excerpt from a poem called “Youth”, by Samuel Ullman (1840-1924), emailed to me by my japanese host “Otosan” (“father”) when he learned I was leaving Japan for Sweden way back 2001. A very beautiful poem, which alongside Desiderata, … Continue reading

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Between Marriage and Death

Another positive thing about the death of one of the world’s most wanted terrorist is that it virtually erased everything that pertains to the marriage of some privileged individuals from my newsfeed. Kudos to all journalists who still know the … Continue reading

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Are You On A Crossroad?

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your … Continue reading

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