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That burning desire, which have set its dwelling place right at the core of your being – that PASSION is there for a reason. That is the essence of your being. 252 more words


Lessons Learned...from Orthodontia?

I have been waiting to write this post for so long. I had braces for three years and a quarter. (Actually it was three years, three months and twenty-four days, but who’s counting, right?) And although I didn’t have the herpst or expanders (the one thing about my mouth that wasn’t totally messed up was my jaw), I had three oral surgeries and 877 more words

Meaningful Violence: Reflections on the Dynamic of Human Sacrifice

William Harman, reprint from Soundings An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. LXXXIII, No. 1, Spring 2000, pp. 119-35…. so that, clearly, this essay is not informed by any writings on the topic after 1999. 6,834 more words

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Sacrifice Lost and Found--Colonial India and Postcolonial Lanka

Masakazu Tanaka, courtesy of  ZlNBUN 1999 No. 34(1) 127-146 …… http://www.zinbun.kyoto-u.ac.jp/~shakti/%20preSacrifice.html – Readers should atend to the date of publication. The article is re-presented here because this essay is not widely known. 7,380 more words

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Autobiography: Phase 2

About a year since I officially launched phase 1, the video section, of my autobiography, I am finally pleased to say that phase 2 is ready! 153 more words


Keep it real

Tough workload just now but all fine. I’m conscious of the very human element of a situation I’m dealing with at work. When things go wrong in a business , people lose their jobs and that’s a dreadful experience. 149 more words

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Day 63 - The Full Picture is Not Painted with Only Happy Colors

On August 28th, my wife lost her job. 24 hours later, I lost mine. This blog is a continuation of the day-by-day chronicling of our emotional journey back to employment. 729 more words

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