• When all the souls had chosen their lives, they went before Lachesis. And she sent with each, as the guardian of his life And the fulfiller of his choice, The daimon that he had chosen.~PlatoSource: Republic XTweet

Christmas in Italy

Christmas in Italy

In Italy today, Christmas is a time for families coming together and with the recently acquired wealth, this coming together is a great excuse for a boom in buying (expensive) consumer goods especially for children who normally are at the centre of most of the festivities. Italy is very much a religious country and even with growing secularism, Christmas is very much a religious festival, with carol singing, live cribs, and decorated windows in the … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Day

Thanksgiving Day

It has been an unchallengeable American doctrine that cranberry sauce, a pink goo with overtones of sugared tomatoes, is a delectable necessity of the Thanksgiving board and that turkey is uneatable without it. There are some things in every country that you must be born to endure; and another hundred years of general satisfaction with Americans and America could not reconcile this expatriate to cranberry sauce, peanut butter, and drum majorettes. Alistair Cooke (1908-2004, British … Continue reading

Vegetarian food diet

Vegetarian food diet

Economy forced me to become a vegetarian, but I finally starting liking it. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam I like animals, all animals. I wouldn’t hurt a cat or a dog – or a chicken or a cow. And I wouldn’t ask someone else to hurt them for me. That’s why I’m a vegetarian. Peter Dinklage As long as Man continues to be the ruthless destroyer of lower living beings, he will never know health or peace. … Continue reading