I want to go back to Egypt. Yes, whatever the literary merit of Arthur Phillips’ novel “The Egyptologist,
I came across “The Sari Shop” in the “New Books” shelf at my local public library. I like reading fiction from around the world, and our library gets a fair number of books written by Indian writers for English-speaking audiences. I don’t know if this is because of the demographics of San Leandro, the particular preferences of our librarians or the fact that literature – like so many technical and service jobs – has been outsourced to India. No matter, I enjoy reading these books and “The Sari Shop”, a first time effort by novelist Rupa Bajwa, was no exception.
Reuters reports that Egyptian doctors removed a head from a baby whose congenital twin did not develop a body. The head had been capable of smiling and blinking, but couldn’t live independently
As I start my brand new blog, white and empty, with an infinite number of blank pages to fill up, I can almost smell the glue-like fragrance of a new notebook. It holds so many promises, so many possibilities: wisdom to be acquired and be shared, laughs to be had, serious subjects to be discussed. I just wish it had margins where I could doodle.