Last Word, Memoirs, Miscellany

The Coffee Post – 2


So now we get to The Great Coffee Crisis of 2017. In Part 1, I had introduced you to the lovely ladies who were so instrumental in driving me mental. Yes, these ladies created the crisis, consigned me to the consomme and a fate worse than death - instant coffee. They watched in stony silence… Continue reading The Coffee Post – 2

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Last Word, Miscellany, Opinions

Dunkirk Review – Part 2


Well, it's like dBaseII, there never really was a dBaseI and look how successful it was in destroying the sanctity of the concept of 3rd-normal data. This review, Part 2, will likely destroy the sanctity of the concept of the film review. The reasons are simple. I have no idea how to review a movie,… Continue reading Dunkirk Review – Part 2

Last Word, Miscellany, Opinions

Dunkirk – Review Part 1


This is a first ever. A review on SloWord. A review of a movie. So lets get started. With some preliminary chatter in this Part 1 of The Great New World of Reviews. On a Friday evening in September, with the eminently unwelcome autumn imminent, I arrived at Streetsville GO station after another week of… Continue reading Dunkirk – Review Part 1

Humour, Last Word, Miscellany

Socks


Not the cat.... You know this, already. No cats allowed at SloWord. This one is dedicated to actual socks, the things you wear on your feet. Like this one. Contrary to what you may be thinking, I am perfectly sane. Socks are mysterious creatures. They are prone to a half-life without the means of radioactivity.… Continue reading Socks

Last Word, Miscellany, Writing

Zero to Six in Five and a Bit Minutes.


You already know that I was born. "Well, duh!", you say, "how else would you be writing this rubbish?" Yes, your head is screwed on right and all those wires and things are mostly connected right. However, the mere fact that you're still continuing to read this means that all is not well. I mean,… Continue reading Zero to Six in Five and a Bit Minutes.

Last Word, Miscellany, Opinions

My ( final) Thoughts on Elections 2016


Thank the American God it's over. What we have now is One Nation Under God. It says so, right there, see? United States. United. Capital U. How can it be anything but united? Small u. Four years ago, I wrote an article about the US Elections. I said racism had a major part to play.… Continue reading My ( final) Thoughts on Elections 2016

Humour, Last Word, Miscellany

The Second Annual Birthmonth Festival


As you may remember, most of you very carefully and diligently ignored the First Annual Birthmonth Festival. Now here is your chance to do so again. Yes, there is a difference. The last time around your indifference lasted a whole month. This time around, given that the world's collective attention span is shorter than Trump's fingers,… Continue reading The Second Annual Birthmonth Festival

Last Word, Miscellany

Little Red Writer – 1


One day, Little Red Writer decided to write poetry. Now, poetry is very hard to do. Little Red Writer was little and unschooled. He had some words in his bag and he wanted to show his words to his granny, Facebook. Little Red Writer knew that poetry has rules. These are to be followed and sometimes broken.… Continue reading Little Red Writer – 1

Last Word, Miscellany

Time away


I've been busy. Had a wedding to run. Wedding now over. Got some sleep today. Not enough. Need more. But have to go back to work tomorrow. Must sleep. Still way too much food in the fridges. Have to eat it all. Lots of food. Giving it away takes effort and time. Shall freeze some… Continue reading Time away

Humour, Last Word, Miscellany

Evil Eyed Cherry


The other day I bought some cherries. Sunday, it was, yes, I remember well. I bought the cherries home and washed them and ate them and they were good. I also had occasion to visit a Bengali sweet shop and The Good Lady bought some kaancha chena. Literally translated it means "raw cottage cheese". With some… Continue reading Evil Eyed Cherry