The mortal that I am, I have worries in plenty. It is difficult to put into practice the wonderful words of wisdom from the old country of centuries past:शोकस्थानसहस्राणि दुःखस्थानशतानि च ।दिवसे दिवसे
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September 22nd, 2014
September 21st, 2014
Four weeks ago, a friend "challenged" me with his ALS "ice bucket" video and I couldn't be bothered with that challenge. As I wrote then,How would I justify contributing to ALS as a higher
September 20th, 2014
Answer: Divestment.As in fossil-fuels divestment.This becomes yet another post on energy issues within the past few days, with the theme of Energiewende. As much as I am in favor of consciously moving in the direction that is away from carbon, I get ticked off at the irresponsible an
September 18th, 2014
This is an awful time to blog about this topic, one might think. I could even be accused of being insanely awful and insensitive: It has been only days since the friend's father passed away, and the treatment protocol for my mother's fracture after her fall is yet to be sorted out and, yet, I blog about this?
After a record-breaking number of 90-plus degree highs on summer days, the temperature is beginning to cool down. No surprise, therefore, that while filling gas on my way to campus, the small talk at t
September 17th, 2014
The morning began with the sun rays gleaming in an odd yellowish hue. A smoky day that would ruin my walk.I hoped that the air would clear up, but it got worse. Mid-afternoon, when I stepped out to get the mail, I yelled out to the neighbor across the street who was out on the porch: "stop smoking. I
September 16th, 2014
What if globally we are at, or at least close to, that worst point along the environmental Kuznets Curve, and things could only get better from now on?
September 15th, 2014
I have never been to Scotland, and I doubt I will ever get there. Despite all my longing for travel to far off places that have their own long and rich histories, that part of the world has never fascinated me enough to day dream about a Scottish las