Category: letters - reactions to people

O Captain, my Robin!

In lament, for Robin Williams who took his life on 11th August 2014.

Oh, Weeping woman try to smile; Like the coming dawn; Most of us are sad it’s true; Still we must go on – Eagles

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/O_Captain!_My_Captain! (as popularized by Dead Poets Society 1989)

O Captain! My Captain! our fearful trip is done;
The ship has weather’d every rack, the prize we sought is won;
The port is near, the bells I hear, the people all exulting,
While follow eyes the steady keel, the vessel grim and daring:
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censorship – static vs dynamic quality

This humble message of Imam Husain (AS) is being enchased by Mr. Kalim Shaikh and being used as an entertainment feature for the public where the roles of the Holy warriors of Imam Husain (AS) are being played by the actors of Bollywood.

Dear Reader,

I’m a writer and theologian myself, so in response to this attempt at censorship, here is my take.

I have had similar reasons to ban other sacred material being dramatized and adapted in the past, but I believe in the growing proof of maturity among the world community. Read more »

is the commonwealth dying

I thought we only had to worry about the Americans bastardizing English, apparently not just.

I’ve already been thinking hard about preserving UK English (something we still share in the commonwealth). In every part of the world, people are VERY itchy about preserving their cultural heritage. Well, what about the British! Who gave us the common denominator that we have to build and interact on! Dont they have a say in the matter?

I thought it was very relevant to our time that there is an Apostrophe Protection Society as mentioned by Lynne Truss. Read more »

remembering the masons

Nick Mason is the drummer of Pink Floyd and the only member to have remained in the group for its entire existence”

Drumming was my first love. It gave passion to my life. Touched a chord.  Made my senses reel!

Then growing up my next biggest fan was Jughead – he always marched to a different beat! Read more »

shyamalan

Keep following your highest sense of right (Curious Lives by Richard Bach).
You can only teach us best what you most need to learn for yourself (paraphrased).

Some of us love where you go. Remember the trip is still worthwhile even if its only for you.
Don’t worry about bad reviews. We respect your sincerity and it will catch on soon enough! Read more »