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Leaving behind…

November 30, 2008

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“What you leave behind is not what is engraved in stone monuments, but what is woven into the lives of others.” Pericles, Greek Statesman This is exactly how the world remembers a dead man. They leave a part of themselves here on this Earth with us before ‘leaving’. I say ‘a part’ because after death […]

The Yardsticks of Life – Success and Failure

November 23, 2008

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Life is not a thing that can be measured or weighed. But we often try to evaluate it in terms of success and failure. It is the basic human nature that we try to estimate our profit and loss in each and everything we do. We often try to divide life into two watertight compartments […]

‘Vibrations’ – the blog

November 15, 2008

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Recently I discovered a blog entitled ‘Vibrations’. The blog is about the general outlook towards life, the little ramblings about life. The word vibrations set my mind thinking. Normally we can observe the various hues of life (as life is not presented to us in only black and white), but we fail to feel the […]

Woof Contest Top 5 – dated Nov. 7

November 15, 2008

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PoetryPenelope Anne Bartotto – “Never” – 100 words on being true to yourself.Robert Bourne – “Shadowed Soul” – A poem of how I grew after years of hiding what was inside.Dragon Blogger – “The Taste Of A Hamburger” – A poem based on a twitter contest where I write a poem based on random words. […]

R. L. Stevenson’s Poetry – A Tribute on his Birthday

November 13, 2008

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R. L. Stevenson, the famous Scottish novelist, poet, essayist and travel writer, was born on November 13 in the year 1850. Although wrote many short stories, poems, travalogues, novels, he is especially known for his novels: ‘Treasure Island’ (1883) and ‘The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde’(1886). Among other famous novels are ‘Kidnapped’ […]

Albert Camus (7 November 1913 – 4 January 1960)

November 7, 2008

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Albert Camus was born today (that is, November 7) in 1913. He was an Algerian-born, French author, philosopher and a jouralist. He won the Nobel Prize in 1957. He is remember for his especially remarkable ‘The Stranger’ (often titled as ‘The Outsider’); among his other novels are – ‘The Plague’, ‘The Fall’. He also wrote […]