Monday, January 30, 2017

the way I see it

Desi Trump supporters fall into three categories:

1. Naive - he wouldn't actually do what he said he would. That is just campaign rhetoric.

Congratulations on your privilege. Clearly you felt comfortable and safe enough to take this risk. Others, unfortunately are not that lucky. What more signs/information did you need? He spelt it out for you. Shouted it from the podium. Numerous times. There was both current information and historical precedent available to make your position untenable. But clearly, you din't care enough.

2. Selfish - but I am not Mexican or muslim or LGBT. I am one of the good ones.

Your position is not just morally bankrupt, its also naive. You really should have paid attention to history class when they taught you the "first they came for..." poem.

3. Bigoted - my bigotry aligns with his. We both hate the same people.

I don't even know what to say. May be its not too late. Try and be a better human being? Please?


Friday, October 17, 2014

woefully unequipped

I would like to believe that most people (fortunate enough to have the luxury to dwell on these things) meet the grand passion of their lives at some point. 
Maybe at different points in their lives.

Know it very early and you may have time to grow up with it, fail and recover. It will probably feel natural and inevitable.
Meet it late enough and you might have developed the capacity to deal with it and embrace it.

But what if you are 18? Awfully sure of yourself and woefully unequipped.

Friday, July 18, 2014

reboot

Time to reboot the travel blog C and I started years ago. I think my upcoming NY trip is a good place to start.

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Finished "From the Holy Mountain" by W.D. 

Next on list :
Return of a King - W.D
The Cuckoos Calling - JK Rowling
In a Sunburned Country - Bill Bryson

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Amazon launches a Kindle monthly subscription service for $9/mo. Will this finally make me switch to ebooks?

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Quite a coincidence

that right when Iraq is embattled in sectarian conflict that has a Kurdish component to it (in addition to the Sunni-Shia one), I am in the middle of "From the Holy Mountain" by William Dalrymple.

The book traces eastern christianity through out the erstwhile Byzantine empire.

Monday, June 16, 2014

Korean wave

Quite taken with Korean movies these days. They do rom-com/rom-drama really well, must say.
April Snow
Good Morning, Mr. President
Dancing Queen
Art of Seduction

Next on watch list - movies/tv-series featuring Bae Yong-joon and Jang Dong-gun.