Monthly Archives: November 2011

God’s Forgiveness

Beni Imo is an amazing plant. You just jam a bit in the ground and it grows. Typhoon may come and typhoons may go but Beni Imo goes on forever. It, like the Dude, abides. You may remember me planting … Continue reading

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Earthquake

Sitting in a meeting today when suddenly the building starts to shake. Nobody says anything so neither do I. A bit later it starts again and this time it is really shaking, rattling and rolling. I am scared and feel … Continue reading

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Picaresque

“The picaresque novel (Spanish: “picaresca,” from “pícaro,” for “rogue” or “rascal“) is a popular sub-genre of prose fiction which is usually satirical and depicts, in realistic and often humorous detail, the adventures of a roguish hero of low social class who lives by his wits in a corrupt society. ” This a surprise to me as I had always … Continue reading

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A Sportsman’s Sketches

Saturday morning after a week of turmoil and intensity; how better to spend the time than Turgenev-ish rambles through the countryside to see what the world will bring me? I hear the fierce screech of the Grey Faced Buzzard and … Continue reading

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Flow gently, sweet Afton!

The title of this entry comes from a poem by Robert Burns, which I have always much loved. The poets beseeches the stream – the Afton – to flow gently lest his sleeping beloved be awakened. It is so calm … Continue reading

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