R.I.P. J.D. Salinger

January 29, 2010 § Leave a comment

what my copy looks like

Here are some of the words that stood out…

“It’s everybody, I mean. Everything everybody does is so–I don’t know–not wrong, or even mean, or even stupid, necessarily. But just so tiny and meaningless–and sad-making. And the worst part is, if you go bohemian or something crazy like that, you’re conforming just as much as everybody else, only in a different way.”
– J.D. Salinger, Franny and Zooey

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Ben Spungin at The French Laundry, c. 1998

January 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

Gems in the virtual wasteland

January 28, 2010 § Leave a comment

This is where I’ll be sharing articles, blogs, and thoughts of interest that I’ve come across recently.

The philosopher-citizen by Charles Taylor

In our time, we can almost fear that the public intellectual is an endangered species. On the one hand, the role can be trivialized by the proliferation of collective petitions for fashionable causes which it is very easy to sign. On the other, in the making of policy the intellectual is often replaced by the expert, master of some narrow field, who is rarely asked to decide on the use to be made of his expertise. . .

Courtesy : Chapati Mystery-Sepoy’s post titled Word

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Farmer’s Market

January 27, 2010 § Leave a comment

There is a Farmer’s Market that is set up nearly three times a week close to where I work. I plan to drop by today and check out the sort of veggies are in vogue this winter. My guess would be tons of magenta-red bunches of radishes, floppy heads of lettuce, and of course, carrots.

stars that you are

January 25, 2010 § Leave a comment

I was looking over the ever-expanding list of poems ,filed under the green poetry tab in my G-mail in box, when I realized a pattern emerging. Stars. Most of these have something to do with stars, the cosmos, or at least some mention of them.¬† Also, those very verses or stanzas end up as a status msg on g-talk. I think I’ll share them here; they might entice another web-lurker’s imagination, like they did mine.

jotted down…

January 18, 2010 § Leave a comment

I have a pocket-size notebook that holds unedited moment-captures like this . I wish that someday (soon) I will  have the patience and the persistence to re-work them.

these days i’m the person on the right…

January 13, 2010 § Leave a comment

Calamities of Nature


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