A Series of Unfortunate Events

I’m a big fan of Lemony Snicket’s A Series of Unfortunate Events. If you have never read the books or seen the movie, the following quote will give you a sense of its tone. “In this book, not only is there no happy ending, there is no happy beginning and...

Not Too Cool to Care

I’m registered on a site called Klout which measures social influence on the internet.  Basically it counts things like how many people engage with your posts on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn and other social media and evaluates your influence on a scale from 0 to...

I Have a Right to Exist

Over on Yahoo there were two stories that caught my eye today. One was the story of two gay men holding hands in line at a pizza truck. How another man behind them began to berate them and the crowd came to their defense, telling the bully that he was out of line and...

Have You No Shame in the Marrow of Your Bones?

“Have you no shame in the marrow of your bones?” My friend Sheila is a wonderful storyteller. She spins the most spellbinding tales of growing up in India, the youngest child of a railway executive and his society wife. Her mother, she says, was a very proper woman...