Daily Archives: August 16, 2014

“Glengarry Bhoys” At The 2014 ‘Highland Games’ In Loon, N.H. — Not Exactly The Same Good Ol’ Boys Or, For That Matter, Girls.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

by Anura Guruge

Related Posts:
>> “Glengarry Bhoys” 2014 Games
— Aug. 8, 2014.
Featured 2013 pipe band — Aug. 27, 2013.
We will be boycotting 2013 GamesAug. 9, 2013.
>> NH Highland Games 2012: The Good, The Bad & The Ugly
>>– Sep. 23, 2012.

NH Highland Games 2012: The Report Card
>>– Sep. 23, 2012.

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I knew The Bhoys when they first started c. 1998. That was when I had first started going to the Games in gusto. The Bhoys defined the games to me. I think it was 1999 or 2000. Sunday evening AFTER the games officially closed. They started playing on the then open stage in the Parking Lot. Just a straight JAM for the hell of it — for the diehards that were there. They were MAGIC. Those were the games.

I am delighted that they are back and yes, I will go the Games, just because they are playing.

I, however, had NOT been following them over the years. So all of this that I read on Wikipedia a few minutes ago was news to me. I am kind of sad. Of course I am glad that Graham Wright is OK. I am a HUGE Fan of Shelley Downing. She used to play with my perennial favorites: The Brigadoons. I was also a fan of Miranda Mulholland. They are gone. But, I remain optimistic.


Click to access Wikipedia entry.


With Miranda Mulholland in 2010. Click to access YouTube video.


From 2013. They still sound DAMN GOOD. This is THEIR beat! I remember it well. The kids will love them. Click for YouTube. Turn on the volume and have a RAVE. It will do you a world of good.

Rejoice. These are THE Bhoys. They will revitalize the tired ol’ Games at Loon.

‘Documents’ Page Added To The New ‘guruge.com’ Website.



by Anura Guruge

Some Related posts:
>> New ‘guruge.com’
Aug. 8, 2014.
Yola FireFox vs. Chrome
>> — 
Aug. 6, 2014.
Yola not usableAug. 1, 2014.

>> GoDaddy abusing loyal customers
Oct. 20, 2013.

>> John Bishop Website — Dec. 12, 2013.
‘Pup Is NOT A Toy’ Website — Nov. 14, 2013.
>> Teischan’s new Website  Nov. 13, 2013.

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To access ‘Documents‘ page at www.guruge.com

I am slowly trying to flesh-out this new, Weebly-basedguruge.com‘ Website — in between trying to proof my latest book and all the other stuff that keeps on cropping up.

It is kind of funny. I am not worried that ‘guruge.com’ is a work in progress. It is NOT as if people can’t find me, on the Web, if they really wanted to. So, I am stressing about ‘killing’ myself to get this Website completed.

It is also true that I do not feel any pressing compulsion to make sure that the new ‘Documents’ page is as pukkha as I would have wanted it a decade ago. This is what the old ‘Documents’ page used to look like on my FrontPage-based Website. Well, trying to showcase all my published documents really do not matter that much — anymore. My books tell their own story and I am really not that concerned about getting any new clients for my writing. So this will do. Plus, Weebly, as I am finding out to my cost and chagrin, is far, far from perfect. It is, at best, ‘OK’. Lots of limitations as to what you can do. I guess that is the compromise of using a template-based system. I am used to being able to do whatever I wanted with FrontPage — but that took a LOT of time, effort and heartache. Weebly is quick. Weebly is basically quick and dirty. But that is OK.

I at least got to better present my “1st 250 documents” list. That list, on its own, tells much of the story, or at least 65% of it. I have no ideas where I ended up at. Probably around 390 documents. Maybe more. Doesn’t really matter. 250 publications was the goal. I hadn’t looked at this documents in years, maybe 8 years! I had forgotten that I used to write for Cisco’s PACKET magazine.


Click to view the entire document IF you are curious.

Anyway, that is where I am at. I might add a shadow page, later on, called ‘More Documents‘, with access to more White Papers. I plan to have a different page for my pictorial stuff and presentations. I do not think of them especially my presentations, as ‘documents’.

‘Laconia Multicultural Day’ 2014: The “Black Thunder Singers & Drummers”.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.


Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> 2014 Multicultural Day Program
>>Aug. 15, 2014.

>> 2013 Multicultural Day: Impressions — Aug. 4, 2013.
>> Shame on Belknap Mill … — Aug. 3, 2013.

For all the posts related to 2012 ‘Laconia Multicultural Day’:
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I THINK this is them. I could be wrong. Click to access YouTube video.


This is definitely them. Click to access Facebook account.

They appear to be the ‘featured’ band for the 2014 Multicultural Day. They have two prime-time performances: 11:00 – 11:30 & 11:45 – 12:15.

For reasons I can’t quite fathom I had assumed, obviously incorrectly, that they were an African ensemble. Well it appears, instead, that they are ‘Native American‘ enactors. Seems good.

No Bidders For Possibly Land-Mined Tax-Evasion Fortress In Plainfield, New Hampshire.

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.



by Anura Guruge

Related Posts:
Tax-evasion fortress in N.H. up for auction — Aug. 15, 2014.

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Click to access original AP coverage … from a Chicago news station!

I am surprised, but I think there is two factors at play — and the possible land mines per se isn’t one of them.

I think there are factions who want to show solidarity with the Browns given that paying taxes is not a popular pastime in New Hampshire. The other is the minimum $250,000 price tag. I think that is too high. IF I had any money I would make an offer to buy this place. Actually if anybody who has a say in this reads this they should contact me. I will BUY IT — for a price. The land mines worry me NOT. I know that the technology is available to have them cleared.

Also interesting that her dental office in prime Lebanon did not sell. Price again had to have been a factor.

That nobody sat in the 16 chairs provided for the potential bidders, to me, tells its own story. The good folks of New Hampshire do not want to be seen involved in this tax-evasion case. Good for them.

Two Months After Praying For Peace In Iraq, Pope Francis, Shamelessly, Calls For Military Action!

Anura Guruge, June 8, 2013.

by Anura Guruge

Related posts:
>> Will Francis admit prayers not working July 28, 2014.
>> Did Francis pray for Argentina — July 5, 2014.
PLEASE pray for Argentina —
 July 15, 2014.
>> Francis’ prayer at Wailing Wall — May 30, 2014.
>> Francis prays for Iraq — June 16, 2014.
>> Francis “Prayer of ‘WHY’” —
Nov. 22, 2013.

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ψψψ Search on ‘pray‘ for a ton of posts about prayer, across religions >>>>

June 16, 2014

Click to ENLARGE. Use link below to access post.

July 16 post that deals with pope’s prayer.

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August 15, 2014


Click to access UK “Daily Mail” original.

So much for this pope’s pacificity and belief in prayer!

Push comes to shove he doesn’t call on God — he, of course, knows better!

Claims to the Vicar of Christ. And if we really want to get technical he has NO standing with the U.N. because the Vatican City State only has ‘Permanent Observer‘ status.

So why is he asking the U.N. to intervene as opposed to God?

This is the stuff that really confuses me. It was HE who prayed to God on June 16, 2014 — and the Vatican confirmed that in a Press Release (above). So he didn’t have a problem two months ago in trying to drag God into this. So now why is he asking for military intervention. What is he trying to say?

To me what makes this even more strange is that it comes less than a week after Sri Lanka’s Test Match captain, the ever-angelic Angelo Matthews, thanked God for Sri Lanka’s victory over Pakistan (though much of the victory can be attributed to a Buddhist). So, am I to go away believing that Angelo Matthews has more clout with God than the Pope? If so I want Matthews as Pope.

Strange. Very strange.