Wednesday, June 29, 2011

A Pic a Day: Montreal Roadtrip

Day 1: Atlanta to Virginia:

Day 2 - Virginia to D.C.

Day 3 - D.C. to Penn
Day 4 - Bloomsburg, PA

Day 5 - PA to Montreal

Day 6 - Montreal

Day 7 - Montreal

Day 8 - Montreal to Toronto

Day 9 - Toronto

Day 10 - Toronto to Pittsburgh

Day 11 - Pittsburgh to Charlotte

Day 12 - Charlotte to Atlanta


"Be grounded ... except on a power line"   ---Electrocuted squirrel hanging on the power line behind our garage

Friday, June 17, 2011

Silent Victims

Forgotten souls
with no voice
suffering through
what's called "life"

Silent Victims of Iran's Great War:

(Viewer discretion is advised)

Wednesday, June 15, 2011


I was in an elevator today with an Asian young lady, and she looked very happy. So I asked her, "You look very happy?" and she said, "I found a good Korean restaurant today."

Tuesday, June 07, 2011

Thinking ...

Sometimes, like today, nothing makes sense anymore. I know I should stop thinking and start doing things, small tasks, to feel better, but the tasks I should do for my job involve more thinking! Today I came to office around noon but after only 3-4 hours of work I was completely exhausted. I do not know if it is the nature of the academic work or the fact that I have failed in doing finance research, that makes me so frustrated and full of negativity. Sometimes I could not even bear walking in the halls ...

  • "don't beat yourself up. you have good days and bad days and just take them as they come. if you force yourself to do something, you'll just get resentful. maybe only do research on days you feel like you can get something accomplished, or set aside specific time for it and just do it then."

Wednesday, June 01, 2011


I have been trying to sleep for the past hour and half. In a half-sleep state this puzzle came to my mind:

If I accept that I cannot change things over night, or even over a period of months, maybe years.
And, if I live with misery and pain.
Then, the only solution to end the pain and misery is "death"!

Very bleak conclusion!
What am I missing here?!?


Tuesday, May 31, 2011, 11:00 p.m.
A few months ago I asked this question on my blog, "What practice can help in losing self-importance?" You know what was the best answer? "Focus on small tasks in life." The past few months I have been realizing the depth of this simple practice, and I cannot thank the anonymous writer enough!

Wednesday, June 1, 2011, 11:00 a.m.
Remember how many times I told you that I have realized this or understood that? Understanding does not mean anything. You said once, "Don't expect major changes overnight." I think this is true for months or years. Nothing major seems to change anyway ... Have you seen the movie, "Awakenings"? My story! I was awakened to see what life really is, but now I am taken back to my cage, to a state of desperation and hopelessness.

Unknown, Unknowable, and Eyes

First Quote: ... unknown as something that is veiled from man, shrouded perhaps by a terrifying context, but which, nonetheless, is withi...