Ephemeral Ruminations 2015 in Review

Ephemeral Ruminations
There was hardly any inclination to blog this year, as Java and yours truly were immersed in all sorts of other more laid-back activities, mostly concerned with our immediate environment, which included nature, our dogs, family and friends (not necessarily in that order!). The recent political developments begged for some views, but discretion being the better part of valour, ...

Looking back a few years at the political scene in Sri Lanka

Ephemeral Ruminations
The goings-on subsequent to the recent Presidential electoral victory by Maithripala Sirisena made Java think back a few years to a piece we posted that has now answered some of our observations with actions that hopefully will have the desired results for justice to be truly served. And so we decided to reproduce it after nearly six long years, so ...

Karma Strikes Again

Ephemeral Ruminations
The recent happenings here in Sri Lanka flashed Java back to a piece we posted nearly four years ago – https://javajones.wordpress.com/2011/03/23/the-karmic-force/ which, we like to think, was prophetic. As we postulated in our opening to that post: ….about the Cosmic Law of Cause and Effect AKA Karma. The adage that ‘each and every action has an equal and opposite reaction’ ...

Ephemeral Ruminations – 2014 in review

Ephemeral Ruminations
Blogging don’t come easy anymore for Java and yours truly – only one post for 2014, but surprisingly, we still have readers! So here’s an excerpt from WordPress’ report for 2014. A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 ...

Ephemeral Ruminations – 2014 in review

Ephemeral Ruminations
Blogging don’t come easy anymore for Java and yours truly – only one post for 2014, but surprisingly, we still have readers! So here’s an excerpt from WordPress’ report for 2014. A New York City subway train holds 1,200 people. This blog was viewed about 6,800 times in 2014. If it were a NYC subway train, it would take about 6 ...

Hint Fiction

Ephemeral Ruminations
Some of you may have heard of the Sanjana / Groundviews initiative that began last year inviting writers to submit stories of 25 words or less with a view to publishing a book of ‘Hint Fiction’. A labour of love for Sanjana and Perera Hussein Books, the book was launched on the 24th of January. You could read all about the launch ...

Hint Fiction

Ephemeral Ruminations
Some of you may have heard of the Sanjana / Groundviews initiative that began last year inviting writers to submit stories of 25 words or less with a view to publishing a book of ‘Hint Fiction’. A labour of love for Sanjana and Perera Hussein Books, the book was launched on the 24th of January. You could read all about the launch ...

2013 in review

Ephemeral Ruminations
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.  

2013 in review

Ephemeral Ruminations
The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2013 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 9,000 times in 2013. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 3 sold-out performances for that many people to see it.  

Is this any way to run a country? Re-run

Ephemeral Ruminations
My attention was drawn yesterday to this: https://javajones.wordpress.com/2008/04/22/is-this-any-way-to-run-a-country/ posted in 2008. It is interesting looking back as very little seems to have changed in four years, so the rut we were in has only established itself more solidly. The only major change (other than the cosmetic ) in the general scheme of things is that the war is over, and although ...

Is this any way to run a country? Re-run

Ephemeral Ruminations
My attention was drawn yesterday to this: http://javajones.wordpress.com/2008/04/22/is-this-any-way-to-run-a-country/ posted in 2008. It is interesting looking back as very little seems to have changed in four years, so the rut we were in has only established itself more permanently. The only changes (other than the cosmetic ones) in the general scheme of things is that the war is over, and although promises ...

Christianity through the eyes of children

Ephemeral Ruminations
Got this in the mail this morning. It’s so hilarious that we had to share it – just as it was received. Enjoy! Can you imagine a nun sitting at her desk grading these papers, all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure? Pay special attention to the wording and spelling. If you know the ...

Christianity through the eyes of children

Ephemeral Ruminations
Got this in the mail this morning. It’s so hilarious that we had to share it – just as it was received. Enjoy! Can you imagine a nun sitting at her desk grading these papers, all the while trying to keep a straight face and maintain her composure? Pay special attention to the wording and spelling. If you know the ...

On Bisexuality

Ephemeral Ruminations
Some thoughts on the subject of ‘bisexuality’ arose from an exchange with a mate, which resulted from this  link l  sent him about what the article described as an “explosive new book”. In it were reports of numerous sexual encounters between Mick Jagger and a variety of partners that included David Bowie, Bette Midler and other well-known personalities. The link ...

On Bisexuality

Ephemeral Ruminations
Some thoughts on the subject of ‘bisexuality’ arose from an exchange with a mate, which resulted from this  link l  sent him about what the article described as an “explosive new book”. In it were reports of numerous sexual encounters between Mick Jagger and a variety of partners that included David Bowie, Bette Midler and other well-known personalities. The link ...

More on Marijuana

Ephemeral Ruminations
It’s been a whole year since Java stimulated a post – mainly because we were having such a great time at Flowerbook that the desire to blog just wasn’t on. Then only this morning we get a link from Illuks that we felt just had to be put out there for those of us who are like-minded with regard to ...

More on Marijuana

Ephemeral Ruminations
It’s been a whole year since Java stimulated a post – mainly because we were having such a great time at Flowerbook that the desire to blog just wasn’t on. Then just this morning we get a link from Illuks that we felt just had to be put out there for those of us who are like-minded with regard to ...

The Karmic Force

Ephemeral Ruminations
The series of recent disastrous events around the world got Java into thinking about the Cosmic Law of Cause and Effect AKA Karma. The adage that ‘each and every action has an equal and opposite reaction’ is an accepted fact in the realm of Physical Science and Cosmologists through the ages have extrapolated this to apply to Cosmology. Religions also ...

The Karmic Force

Ephemeral Ruminations
The series of recent disastrous events around the world got Java into thinking about the Cosmic Law of Cause and Effect AKA Karma. The adage that ‘each and every action has an equal and opposite reaction’ is an accepted fact in the realm of Physical Science and Cosmologists through the ages have extrapolated this to apply to Cosmology. Religions also ...