Daily Archives: October 5, 2019

Pretty Incredible To Have A 73-Year Old U.S. President Calling A Fellow U.S. Senator An ‘Ass’ In Public.

by Anura Guruge

Click to ENLARGE. From ‘Twitter’. I kid you not. Check Twitter or Google.

Click to ENLARGE. We sure are living in ‘interesting times’.

I am never sure whether it is a curse or a blessing. But, these sure are ‘interesting’, ‘different’, ‘unusual’ and ‘concerning’ times.

I am not sure if I have ever called someone an ‘ass‘. I have much more descriptive and caustic arrows in my quiver.

Just seems strange to have a 73-year old man say such things in public — especially when he is the President of the U.S.

What kind of impression does that leave on folks in other countries?

What kind of example is that to our kids?

What would Jesus say?

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by Anura Guruge

Today’s Foliage Central New Hampshire — October 5, 2019.

by Anura Guruge

NO post-processing whatsoever.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.

What can I say? I know I am fortunate, BUT I will pay for this with ‘6-months’ of bitter old, ice, snow and misery. So, you have to take the good with the bad. Not the greatest foliage I have seen in the last few years! If, anything this year is bit of a washout. But, it is still early. 2-weeks to go.

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by Anura Guruge


“Away” By Amy Bloom — Quite The Remarkable Story, Impeccably Told With Touches Of John Irving.

by Anura Guruge

Click to access the Amazon listing for this book.

Second book, back-to-back (the other having been the haunting “Doctor’s Wife“) that I have read on the wife’s recommendation. She, however, said it would be a ‘quick read‘. It was NOT and I am glad of that. I like to savor books, reading sentences over-and-over again, to appreciate their structure and admire the intellect it took to compose it in the way it was. I am always in awe of good writers — totally humbled by the great. I was not familiar with ‘Amy Bloom‘ BUT I am willing to rate her alongside my IDOL John Irving. Higher praise cannot spring from my fingers.

Quite the story.

So, why does she bring to mind the legendary John Irving. The research she has done, and what she then share with you about a plethora of esoteric topics from 1920s matinee idols on ‘Broadway’ to zionist paradise camps in Siberia. I learnt a LOT from this book. Kind of a crazy coincidence. I had just finished reading ‘Journey‘, by James Michener, a few weeks before I started this book. That book was all about a journey to ‘Dawson’ (just across the border from Alaska on the Canadian side) and ‘Dawson’ was also a key destination in this book! That was neat. I already knew a fair amount Dawson from the first book which added to my delight in reading about it again.

Yes, this book, like nearly all, have a few paragraphs that drive you to distractions. But, that is OK. Small price to pay for the rest which, by and large, is exquisite.

Real good read. You will enjoy it. IF you let it, it will educate you on numerous arcane topics.

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by Anura Guruge