Should I Or Shouldn’t I? – Query By Michael

Note from Michael:  I have been writing these for many years now and some of you have received lots of my ramblings. It has always been my desire to publish my writings – I now have 6 books ready but cant break through. A thought is self publishing.   Attached is my personal favourite book….

Sacrifice-To What Extent Can You Go? – Post By KR (part 2)

To catch up with part 1, do click here Rani Padmini of Chittor. The stories of the bravery and sacrifice of these Rajput women are many. The one which we have read about is when Chittor’s imminent fight against Alaaudin Khilji (who it is said wanted to annex Chittor to secure Padmini for himself after seeing…

New Grad In The House

————————————————————————————————————————-    It makes little difference how many university courses or degrees a person may own. If he cannot use words to move an idea from one point to another, his education is incomplete.- Norman Cousins Go boldly into the world dear son and find your purpose: The universe is for you! Very, very proud…

That Wascally Wabbit

Recall these pictures of the lovely shrubs inmy backyard from last fall? These lovely shrubs were part of my 2012 addition to the backyard. They survived the transplant, the hot summer and started adding great beauty to my backyard. I remember sitting on my newly-laid stone patio and admiring the lovely tapestry of colours in my…

27Days, 27Weeks, 27Months

……first of all a BIG thanks to MM who was kind enough to pass on Peter’s details to me in Jan of this year. Peter is a gentle giant of a sort who helps people in need and lives about 45 minutes away from my house. My son and I visited with him last Monday,…

Stopping To Smell The Flowers- A Post By KR

  Spent the last fortnight with a bit of travel and spending time with relatives and friends. Tiruchy (in the middle of Tamil Nadu, India) visits are always a rush affair with a tight morning to evening schedule and rushing off from the town in the night. Visit to the temples gives us a satisfaction…

A Quick Update On ‘Sleepless in Toronto’

Although I have not directly heard from the young soul ‘Sleepless in Toronto’, whom so many of us held in our prayers, I heard from others that she is doing good and will be released from the hospital today- Sunday. Initially she was to undergo treatment from home, but her condition deteriorated and she was…

Sleepless in Toronto…..

Dear friends of TDPP, Here’s an email I received this morning from a young friend : “I haven’t slept a wink and the sun is coming up.  😦 I’m scared and sad and I don’t know what else. Helpless? Remember me in your prayers today?” Sometimes, some days words are so ineffective: I do not…

It’s Bogi Time….

……..so here’s to some purging, trashing and burning of unwanted stuff or in other words: BOGI ! TDPP will not share any angst/hand-wringing/trolling on PBO and his administration. You can call me partisan or what not, I’ve had enough of the ‘clutching the pearls and trips to the fainting couch’ every time PBO does something…

Memorial Day- Take A Moment To Reflect..

Among the many indelible pictures that haunt me when I think of military or veterans, the foremost is this. This picture like so many others certify that wearing the uniform is not all always about strength, power, combat, victory, brutality but a much more deeper understanding of self and sacrifice: both of others and their…