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The Stranger

Every friend starts out as  a stranger. At least in the beginning. It all starts with a fleeting look into someone’s eyes. Tentative, inquiring, wondering. Then comes a blink , two blinks maybe , and then a spark of recognition. A sense of meeting a kindred spirit. That’s how most friendships start. And sometimes friendships… Read More The Stranger

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Fleeting rainbows

When the monsoons are about to end we often have days of brilliant sunshine with the occasional rain shower. That’s when we get rainbows so faint and fragile that you almost miss them in the bright sunshine. There’s nothing so thrilling as catching the fleeting beauty of this gorgeous swathe of colour as it sweeps… Read More Fleeting rainbows

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Marking Time – The Futility of Marching.

This morning’s peace was shattered not in the usual way with screeching brakes or honking horns, but with the shouts of Lef, Lef, Lef, Rye, Lef. Indeed, I realised how soon yet another academic year has passed us by when  the girls in the school opposite begin their marching practice for the Inter-Schools Athletic meet… Read More Marking Time – The Futility of Marching.

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The Case of the Shrinking Wash

Old timers like me will remember book shelves in their homes with titles like “The Case of the Velvet Claws” written by Earle Stanley Gardner who was widely read by our parents. The iconic detective Perry Mason was immortalised by a television series that ran for the longest time. Somehow detective novels, crime and mystery… Read More The Case of the Shrinking Wash