April 12, 2008

In the words of Omar Khayyam (paraphrasing my father), I am somewhat immortal. I have had my son (of which having offspring seems to be a prerequisite), I have a garden (that someone else has planted) but that I sort of water, and a blog (my theses aside, my book chapter is yet to be published – if it ever does manage to do so). One and half out of three isn’t that bad.

showing my age

April 12, 2008

My health and thinking aside, I am getting older and somewhat wiser  (not in all aspects though as my wife would contest- ah, er – attest).  A lot of these is probably related to a “shift” (or rather non-shift) of my tastes and (the all contentious and nebulous) set of “values”.  Them kids like that new-fangled Rock-and-Roll. How true the lyrics of Billy Joel.


April 12, 2008

I don’t have a regular audience for this (we)blog as such. I take heart though after some journalists’ comments. The intent (read as purpose) and dynamic for this changes if you write to and for a crowd – it’s nowhere as near as satisfying or for that matter therapeutic…

300 words a day

April 12, 2008

Neil Gaiman (or was it Stephen King) said that you just have to write 300 words a day to have a novel after a year. There’s no question, they’re right – it’s just the discipline of this that’s hard. I get “writer’s block” myself and l’m not even a sequential writer like most.

hypochondriac’s dream

April 7, 2008

I can see why the Net is a hypochondirac’s best friend – there’s so much stuff. Knowing slightly more than I did a few weeks ago – I kinda freaked myself out earlier. I’ve come to the coclusion that it’s best I don’t do my own homework (for now) and wait for the professional’s diagnosis. I probably should reserve research until I know what I actually have.

surprise, surprise!

April 3, 2008

It’s official: I have stumped the medical profession. They don’t know what it is but they’re doing their best to find out. Good on them. I am hopefull that after this battery of new tests they should know more. At least, I am keeping it interesting 😉