You are an Alcoholic

It starts with a kiss (doesn’t it always!). Your lips touch the glass (or bottle) with naïve curiosity. You take a sip and taste the liquor on your tongue. Doesn’t taste so good, you think. You wonder what the fuss is always about. You feel it burn your throat slightly as it makes its way to your stomach. First mouthful […]

What Hailey Knows

Geography dictates that nights are colder when the sky is clear. A clear sky allows heat to escape from the earth to the sky. A clear sky also enables easy visibility of the moon at night. We are therefore tempted to assume that the presence of the moon makes the nights colder while in essence it is the clear sky […]

The Selfie: A Sign of our Insufferable Vanity?

Meryl Streep, Julia Roberts, Channing Tatum, Bradley Cooper, Kevin Spacey, Angelina Jolie, Brad Pitt, Lupita Nyong’o, Jared Leto and Jennifer Lawrence. These are the celebrities that graced Ellen Degeneres’ famous Selfie when she hosted the 86th Academy Awards in March this year. It was termed the greatest group Selfie of all time and was retweeted more than 2 Million times. How […]

Life & Football

My body is literally sprawled on the couch. No, I did not finally solicit the services of a shrink, thank you very much! I am watching the World Cup finals. It’s Germany pitting against Argentina. I am not watching this game because I love football much (much) more than my beauty sleep. Nor because I am so knowledgeable on matters […]

The Roaring Lady In Red

“When in doubt, wear Red” Bill Blass “When are the elections for the PTA officials held?” She asked. Our heads turned from her to the person she was addressing. “The elections are held every year” he replied. We all turned our heads to look at her. She was still standing. “When? Cos we’ve never heard about them?” I could swear […]

Let’s Talk About Jane

The grapevine is rife with gossip about Jane’s marriage. Jane is a neighbor of mine. She is was married to George but I have been made to understand that George has had enough of her. He is leaving her, he has decided. From the intelligence that I have gathered so far, Jane bit her husband’s finger. To be fair to Jane, […]