Tag: Books

Purple Haze

School means different things to different people, few of them having anything to do with lessons learnt from tattered textbooks. Oh yes, all that is very much there but the things that take precedence over algebra and history are the friends we make, the lunches we share, the promises we break, and those that we keep, and of course, the teachers. The ones who take … Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

Time for a round of weekly links. These are no ordinary links. These are pages I bookmark, articles I read, videos I watch, places I would like to visit, pictures I would like to frame, and recipes I try to replicate (mostly with disastrous results).

If you enjoy wine and want to live a long and healthy life, you can’t go wrong with the Mediterranean Read the rest

Weekly Link Love

Here we are, at the beginning of a brand new week. Apart from the mundane, the usual, what can we do to make this week special? Here’s a list of things you can read, do, make, or let’s just say, give a damn about. And no, I will not ask you to vote for your favorite Super Bowl commercial. I promise.

Go see a bunch … Read the rest

Pic(k) of the Week – Where Will You Take Your Next Vacation?

Pic(k) of the Week

“The person who finds his homeland sweet is still a tender beginner; he to whom every soil is as his native one is already strong; but he is perfect to whom the entire world is as a foreign place.” – Hugh of St. Victor, a twelfth century monk.

The Reading Corner

While I have nothing against technology and have read many books on my iPad, I yearn for books as they were. Fat, thin, short, tall, musty, moldy and the highly coveted, fresh-off-the-press. Nowadays, all books look the same. They are skinny, shiny, and they come in one size – tablet. Sigh. While I have all but given in to the convenience and economy of e-books, … Read the rest

Midcoast Maine – Day One

While I have fallen behind in my chronicling of this year’s Spring adventures, I will have you know that we are already dusting off our hiking boots and unpacking our recently acquired luggage paraphernalia (read baby travel gear) at a lakeside lodge in midcoast Maine.

We plan to have many lobster dinners, albeit cold ones. Hot dinners are a luxury when you are traveling with … Read the rest

Happy Birthday, Dr. Seuss!

 

“It takes all sorts to make a world, Jeeves.”

The incessant snowstorms and blizzard warnings of the last few weeks have put my travel plans on the back-burner and as I am apt to do in times like these, I have turned to P.G. Wodehouse. Having finished with “Stiff Upper Lip, Jeeves” yesterday, my current companion is “Eggs, Beans and Crumpets” and so far it has not disappointed. Of course, nowadays you don’t see … Read the rest

Thought of the Week

Every time I see a gingerbread house I think of Hansel and Gretel. Yup, suddenly the drawings and even the staid fonts of my big fat Grimm’s Fairy Tales appear out of nowhere and am drawn into a world of adventure and magic.

I sometimes wonder about the future of books. With the advent of technology, plenty of things are becoming obsolete and that’s good. … Read the rest