Monthly Archives: July 2009

Sisyphus’s Moment

The gods had condemned Sisyphus to ceaselessly rolling a rock to the top of a mountain, whence the stone would fall back of its own weight. “One sees the whole effort of a body straining to raise the huge stone, … Continue reading

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Nightmares

My first nightmare was of being attacked by the monsters described by one of my siblings in a bedtime story. My father came running when he heard me scream and took care of the nightmare (and my sibling).  The monsters … Continue reading

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What If?

If Savinien de Cyrano, known to us as Cyrano de Bergerac, can emulate Enoch and Elijah in order to rise to the heavens and travel to the moon, why cannot I do the same? During this period of The Three … Continue reading

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Mustard, Emperor Asoka and Einstein

I recommend spending July 4th with Americans, certainly not French men and women who insult American mustard. This, despite the fact that our mustard’s name is French’s! The French, who outnumbered the real Americans, insisted that only their mustard is … Continue reading

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The Elephant In The Room

The people of the Burmese village were terrified. An elephant was loose and had already trampled someone to death. They rushed to the nearest British police office and a young officer was sent to “handle” the situation. The boy soldier … Continue reading

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