What Is and can be

People you have never met, can be portrayed a dire threat
Fleeing the war cries, they hear a voice, that can be yours, but its not clear
Or maybe it IS a drone, you let,
your votes sell, to pay a debt
If you looked at past letters, their lives can be, as yours Is.

How to ‘get’ a double-striped thick-knee in Trinidad

How to see/spot/ get the double-striped thick-knee in Trinidad? (ok, to end the suspense: it is a rare bird in TT, so please continue reading for content, and sorry the photo is down below, thanks much,  kisses…) Well, of course you don’t go looking for it! That’s rule number one. For every thing. The day…

The end of logic as we knew it: Nov 8 2016 anniversary special

I would be remiss if I didn’t write about what the anniversary means to me personally and try to project what I think it SHOULD mean to people of the two countries in the world I relate to tangibly. The projections may be utterly inverted, as clearly I have failed to understand the majority of…

The red-eyed cutie

Celebrated Shakespeare’s birthday recently and found out that he invented the phrase : Green eyed monster’ among many others, many of which I thankfully knew about and many others I did not. I always thought Lewis Carroll first used : “Off with his head!” But no, that was also our dear Bard’s invention. Anyway, somehow…

Mayan medicine

To celebrate my finally registering the domain name, something I am still proud of naming, I will write about something simple yet complicated: how people devised to use plants as medicine has always fascinated me. While no doubt Ayurvedic medicine is perhaps the most detailed form of natural medicine (in so far that it is…

On creating and destroying impressions

This post should have been called why am I so dumb..But I decided against it. As you may understand later, I am trying to avoid using that word, the d*** word in writing. Let me start at the very beginning: when I was really little, I was told many times that I was intelligent (that’s…

The difference between knowledge and misdirection

In the world of internet, misdirection is as rampant, if not more so, as knowledge. While Wikipedia changed the accessibility of information and is one purely uplifting product of shared community knowledge that can get better with every passing minute, all those news avenues that I can’t be bothered to actually look up names for (…

TV across the pond: American and British TV shows

This one took a while to get to actually writing about what I had made up my mind for, a long, long time ago. I have indeed lived happily ever after, as far as what I watch on TV.  It took no one less than THE Doctor ( tenth incarnate: David Tennant) to finally help…

Amazon Voyage: Nature

I gave much thought to the best possible division to my tales about the Amazon expedition and finally decided that it could be divided into nature watch and village visits. Although, that would leave out the part in the boat, which quite enjoyable in itself. But none of these parts are actually separable, we will…

Does publishing in Science make me less useless?

I only just realized that I had not gotten around saying (specifically to my scientist friends and to hopeful immigrant graduate students) that my thesis research was published last year, finally. In Science Translational Med. That would  sound like victory to some, it was not a bad feeling for me either. Somehow it didn’t linger,…

The kind of people I like…

I have been accused ( and I might add correctly) of not liking enough people. Or any people. My dad routinely asked me to list the people I really liked, I think I always had real trouble after about 5 names. As I grew up it was still about 5-8 because he often did not…