Painting again after a long lapse. Began the night before in a bout of what felt like desperation. Grabbed the old drawing book and lathered it with old oil pastels. Last night after several frustrating attempts a flicker of hope. Felt like resuscitating an old pickup truck that was left in the weeds for two long. … Continue reading Painting again
A few weeks ago I gave up a Linux shell account I had for almost 7 years. It was/still is hosted in a data centre on a continent far far away. Little did I realise the realisations it would trigger. The reason for giving it up was quite straight forward. Too many email accounts/log-ins to … Continue reading Good bye Linux
It was knife's fork tongued tip of two little spikes that made me realise I had a way out. The white plastic handle and a serrated edge added to the reassuring look of being the sharpest thing in the kitchen. A simple matter of going down stairs on yet another sleepless 3am and ending my … Continue reading Suicide note
This post is required reading for newly married or about to be married men. Fact is if you are married (or in a live-in relationship) it is inevitable that you'll will be called upon to buy Feminine Hygiene Products (FHP). This post outlines a simple procedure to remove all the drama and the tension from … Continue reading Man’s guide to buying Feminine Hygiene Products
I am not related to Vēluppillai Pirapākaran however distantly. Stories by friends of relatives that Vēluppillai Pirapākaran once served them dinner doesn't count. My Jaffna connection is a branch of the family tree that broke off in a pre WW2 elopement (shocking no?). Jaffna Brahmins of that era didn't take the elopement of offspring lightly. … Continue reading Jaffna relatives
Image below shows (with close up details) of a rare powerful piece of non religious public sculpture in Sri Lanka. Rare in that it is NOT embarrassing to look at. It actually communicates a human emotion that touches a suspicious nut like me who is sceptical about everything — including cynicism. Non religious monumental art … Continue reading Rare powerful Sri Lankan sculpture
Quite a few people liked the idea of my post about publishing the best 100 Sri Lankan blog posts in a book. Some floated good ideas on the specific details. So I have decided to follow up with this "what happens next post". This post is about some easy guidelines to simplify how YOU (yes … Continue reading Top 100 Sri Lankan blog posts book project – what you can do.