Kick ass poetry worth checking out


I avoid poetry as a survival instinct. There are a few poets that make the exception. Bukowski for one. Green Tea diaries is another. The first is dead. The second is not as prolific as she used to be. Thankfully there's the latest member of the trinity "Life that Demands to be Noticed". I've blogged … Continue reading Kick ass poetry worth checking out

2 Sri Lankan bloggers worth your time


One is a photographer. The other is a poet. Each I feel has a rare mastery of her medium. Your attention to their work will be well rewarded. The photographer is Aamina Nizar. I blogged about her years ago. She sort of “went” off line for a while. She’s back with a new WordPress.com blog. … Continue reading 2 Sri Lankan bloggers worth your time

Happy 9th blog birthday to the Court Jester


Happy blog birthday to Jack Point, "The Court Jester" of the Sri Lankan blogosphere. His blog jestforkicks is 9 years young today. Making it one of the few still active "war era" (pre 2009) Sri Lankan blogs. Both facts earn Jack Point a place among the gnarled elders of Sri Lankan blogging. Yet I find … Continue reading Happy 9th blog birthday to the Court Jester

Memorial to silenced Sri Lankan blogs


I'm not a nostalgic type. There are no "good old days". Just figments of our deluded sense of linear time mixed with fuzzy granules of pleasant memories. Some of these are the posts put out by bloggers who are now inactive or sporadic. Most of them were highly active during the "pioneering" days of Sri … Continue reading Memorial to silenced Sri Lankan blogs

Twitteroff : Social media fasting


Social media fasting, is basically some form of abstinence from social media. For me it means avoiding interacting on twitter - which I've done for the past few days. The tweeple I follow are too informed and interesting to drop it completely. Another hurdle is the dangerously addictive 55 word Sri Lankan Stories project. The … Continue reading Twitteroff : Social media fasting