Explorations Beyond Explanations

Do not ask your childrento strive for extraordinary lives.Such striving may seem admirable,but it is the way of foolishness.Help them instead to find the wonderand the marvel of an ordinary life.Show them the joy of tastingtomatoes, apples and pears.Show them how to crywhen pets and people die.Show them the infinite pleasurein the touch of a …

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Little Fingers, Humble Pie

So learn about life. Cut yourself a big slice with the silver server, a big slice of pie. Open your eyes. Let life happen. -- Sylvia Plath The lockdowns have been hard on the kids; the seriousness of the pandemic has been dawning on many a household. Our modern technology-laden society has been no match …

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The Dig — Movie Review

This movie caught my eye recently on the feed shown by Netflix some weeks ago, mainly because I got a feeling of deja vu on reading its summary. The strong feeling that I had read this story before persisted as the movie progressed, and then halfway through watching it my feeling became certainty. Here is …

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Tuesday’s Child (Anya Mora)

I came across this book when browsing for a good read on Kindle Unlimited. It's been a while, but I've finally been able to carve time for it, and I've not been disappointed. For someone who has multiple things that demand attention, spending some hours reading this story was well worth the time. Tuesday's Child …

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Summer’s Dream of Cookies ‘N Cream

Who wouldn't scream for a good cookie-based ice cream? Hot summer days have arrived quite suddenly in the city. Overcast skies don't help at all. A good bowl or two of ice cream offers some relief from the onslaught of summer. This homemade version makes it all the more enjoyable. The ingredients are just a …

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An Engineered Injustice (Philadelphia Legal #2) by William L. Myers Jr

I'd read this book close to two years ago the first time through the Kindle library, and loved its complexity, but didn't have time to write a review. So some months ago, I read it once again, this time with the express intention of reviewing it, but almost didn't. Now I've firmly sat myself down …

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The Lost Weave

I recently found this interesting article on the lost art of creating the Dhaka muslin cloth. It made for a nostalgic read, how generations-old creative skills of humans can be destroyed within years by the throttle hold of colonial greed -- The Ancient Fabric That No-one Knows How to Make While industrialization made many things …

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A Berry Simple Pleasure

Despite globalization there are still some things that come at their own time. Here, the first days of the appearance of seasonal fruits form moments of anticipation and excitement. After that momentary period, they become run-of-the-mill and fade away from the pantry and the marketplace. And so this moment -- the season's first strawberries have …

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Reality Out of Thin Air

The depth and structure of the network that interweaves itself within human life is an amazing thing to contemplate. This would include the ability of human beings to bring imagination to life as described by this interesting excerpt I came across recently (Why Chimpanzees Don’t Hold Elections: The Power of Social Reality) from the book …

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