Last Word, Writing

Building Character


I was at some airport or hotel room or transit lounge when the phrase “Alone Again, Naturally" popped in to my head. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jzh9TieKS1o From there to the works of Gilbert and Sullivan, specifically the Mikado was but a little skip. I wondered how many people know or remember where the term “the Grand Poo-Bah” came… Continue reading Building Character

Slo-Man, Writing

Terrible Two


Indeed! On this day in 2012, The Slo-Man and The LastWord came together in a merger of blogs, a melding of minds and turned this into a khichadi of a blog. The English Kedgeree takes it's name from the Indian melange of rice and lentils and adds a hodge-podge of fish, eggs and cream, turning… Continue reading Terrible Two

Last Word, Music

The Typewriter Tape


Every once in a while I get deeply, madly bored and depressed. Normally this takes the form of excessive eating, extreme reading, cleaning up things or staring at the wall opposite me. I have a horror of facing the wall. I hate sitting with my back to the door which exasperates my Beloved Bengalan. When… Continue reading The Typewriter Tape

Last Word, Memoirs, Travel

No ID? No Problem! From Kathmandu to Kolkata, finally


< There are some who have waited patiently for me to finish so they can start reading. For them, I say, tsk tsk, but here it is, the final installment of the series that started with Part 1 and then went from Part 2 to Part 3. It continued with Part 4 and ground on… Continue reading No ID? No Problem! From Kathmandu to Kolkata, finally

Pomes, Slo-Man

Impending Autumn


Now is the season for death. A death that will bring life once again, but for that life we must die now. This is the season for love. A love that will take you further apart, but for that love, this love must die. The present is doomed. The past misunderstood. The future? The future… Continue reading Impending Autumn

Last Word, Memoirs, Travel

No ID? No Problem! – Part 7


<Read Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6> So there you have it folks!I was safe and sound, on the ground, repeating over and over "Thank god for terra firma, the more firmer, the less terror". What? You have no idea what I'm talking about, you say? Well, why not… Continue reading No ID? No Problem! – Part 7