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    Chapter 3. Arthur awoke on this hot Havana...

    Chapter 3.

    Arthur awoke on this hot Havana Wednesday morning in a state of still unfamiliar surroundings. He gradually achieved something like full consciousness in stages: the fan on the ceiling...
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    Dear All Thanks for your input into this...

    Dear All

    Thanks for your input into this thread. I think it's safe to say that there is no definitive conclusion. But then why should there be as the knowledge required has such a long way to go?...
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    As irrepressible, but as enjoyable as ever JB.

    As irrepressible, but as enjoyable as ever JB.
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    Has the Universe Always Existed?

    Has the Universe Always Existed?

    We have at the current juncture, two effective theories of the universe:

    1. Quantum physics, which is the framework underlying elementary particle physics,...
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    Some exciting prospects indeed my friend. I...

    Some exciting prospects indeed my friend.

    I never thought I would make it this far!!

    Best wishes.
    M.
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    Chapter 2. Arriving at the destination as the...

    Chapter 2.

    Arriving at the destination as the sun was beginning to set, the taxi driver knocked on the door of a building reminiscent of those that the Spanish colonialists brought to Havana in...
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    From time to time chinajon I click onto Gutenberg...

    From time to time chinajon I click onto Gutenberg to browse through less contemporary books that have in them the kind of elegance you refer to.

    As for teaching difficult students, I'm not...
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    Thank you my friend. This one has been brewing...

    Thank you my friend.

    This one has been brewing in my head for a long time, and getting that first chapter out of the blocks is always difficult.

    I honestly have no idea where it will go, but...
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    In Search of Hemingway.

    In Search of Hemingway.

    Chapter 1,

    If one is to believe the trite saying that “a journey is more important than arriving”, then any aspiring writer; unknown to the world and below the glossy...
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    Some great lines there. "shackled to words."...

    Some great lines there.

    "shackled to words." How many times have we felt that?

    "as contemporary shadows / in languid apathy / hover o'er their wake." Let that run around your brain for...
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    Imaginative, articulate, full of passion. ...

    Imaginative, articulate, full of passion.

    Loved it.

    Congratulations.
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    Hi Danik. I got the info from a source in...

    Hi Danik.

    I got the info from a source in Singapore, then checked it out. From what I can determine its not "fake news."

    On a different note I read Steve's piece today. That guy is so talented...
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    China perspective,

    CHINA PERSPECTIVE.

    We have for some time now been getting a lot of news regarding China. Most of this output focuses on it being: autocratic, secretive, bullying its neighbours, suppressing...
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    Charming nostalgia, with touches of wry humour. ...

    Charming nostalgia, with touches of wry humour.

    I'm reading Madame Bovary at the moment, and your tale reminded me of a sentence I came across this morning. i.e "his recent sensations blending...
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    You hit the nail on the head with Don Quixote my...

    You hit the nail on the head with Don Quixote my friend. Another book was "The Plague" by Albert Camus, exploring the relative powerlessness of individuals to affect their destinies at the time of a...
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    Thank you my friend for the comments. It was in...

    Thank you my friend for the comments. It was in fact a labour of love writing it and exploring week by week the interrelationships of: friendship, culture, religion and human weakness to which we...
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    Chapter 20. Six months had gone by since the...

    Chapter 20.

    Six months had gone by since the death of Simon when Aaron made the trip to the scene of that event; subconsciously perhaps, as both an act of remembrance and in order to reflect more...
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    Thank you Wolf. Appreciated.

    Thank you Wolf. Appreciated.
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    The New Learning.

    The New Learning.

    The premise of this short piece, arises from the fact that throughout history, certain outstanding events have resulted in significant changes that have encompassed; society,...
  20. Art is much more interesting, just as side alleys...

    Art is much more interesting, just as side alleys are sometimes more bewitching than the main drag.
  21. Admire the honesty of their terminology Danik. ...

    Admire the honesty of their terminology Danik.

    Not "Assimilation," but "Cannibalism," dovetailing with the national historical culture of fine dining !!
  22. Yes Wolf, kindly do a piece on cannibalism. I...

    Yes Wolf, kindly do a piece on cannibalism.

    I came across the practice in Papua New Guinea, where not too long ago Methodist ministers had been sent to convert the hill tribes and got eaten. Then...
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    Chapter 19. Monday morning and Arron was in a...

    Chapter 19.

    Monday morning and Arron was in a dark blue Citroen parked strategically, both; within striking distance and with visual sight of approaches to the bank prior to its opening at 9am. It...
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    Thanks for reading buddy & the feedback. ...

    Thanks for reading buddy & the feedback.

    Couple more chapters should put this one to bed at last.
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    You captured it succinctly sir. Well done. ...

    You captured it succinctly sir. Well done.

    Atmosphere and surroundings are so important, even if the human activity of transporting a g&t is minimal.

    I'm glad I'm not the only one finding it...
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