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(Oxy)Moronic Verses

  Hope and doubt, doubt and hope Single-digit crowds of friendly misanthropes Indiscrete count Unambiguous bet My world is half-round and mostly half-flat  

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Happiness is…

                          To borrow heavily from the White Queen, sometimes I have defined happiness in as many as six different ways before breakfast. Happiness is: Sleeping in Waking up to the smell of fresh coffee Outdoor jog on a sunny morning More coffee + reading...

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Woody Allen and I

Woody Allen and I go a few years back. He may not be quite aware of it but we’ve shared memorable European  experiences. It all started with Vicky Christina Barcelona. I saw it around the anniversary of a trip to Spain I had taken a couple...

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Bilingual and vocal

“In a language we understand, we have replaced opacity of sound by transparency of idea” ~Marcel Proust     A few months ago, I wrote a guest blog post for EURO RSCG’s blog. The staffs of EURO RSCG were kind enough to have the post...

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The Good, the Bad and the Interesting

  Imagine a world full of people who never cut each other off in traffic, never engage in improper relationships that involve [Cuban?] cigars, and never advise the penniless and hungry to eat gourmet pastries. Now, imagine yourself perfectly bored. If you eat carrots every...

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A rocky affair

Stones have always been a source of attraction and mystique for me. When I was very young, a friend told me that in its original form, a talisman was a stone with a hole in it. At that age, I hadn’t yet developed the requisite...

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A spirited if somewhat pedestrian ode to Friday night

In my book, Friday night is sure to deliver on at least one promise – two mornings of optional sleeping in. It also arrives tastelessly mouthfull of unsubstantiated expectations about the monumental projects, respectful tasks or simply mundane chores that I smugly vow to complete...

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