Archive | March 2017

Today Is Al Gore’s 69th Birthday — And The Inconvenient Truth Is That It Is Still Deep Winter In New Hampshire!

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Al_Gore


This post, on THIS blog, from 2013 gets a LOT of hits! What can I say.


I kind of like Al.

He and my now departed adoptive father were good friends — when my adoptive father was the Sri Lankan Ambassador in D.C. (1992 – 1995).

I saw Al, in Concord, in 2013. Nice enough guy.

69. Wow. He is getting up there.

Suffice to say I do NOT agree with him about Global Warming.


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René Descartes, Of “I Think, Therefore I Am” Was Born This Day, 421-Years Ago — March 31, 1596.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower


Click to ENLARGE and goggle at here. From my latest, SOON to be published book.


He was THE MAN. The father of modern Western philosophy.

Cogito ergo sum” (I think, therefore I am). Yes, it is even better in the original Latin.

He understood the pain-brain connection 400-years AGO — and so many folks TODAY, have no clue.

Quite the intellect. Suffice to say I am very fond of René.


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The Eiffel Tower Was Open To The Public This Day, 127-Years Ago — March 31, 1889.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and read here. Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eiffel_Tower


Click to access the OFFICIAL Eiffel Tower Website.


I have a long personal relationship with the Eiffel Tower given that I have spent a lot of time in Paris (or its suburbs).

I first visited Paris in 1967 on our way from Ceylon to Buffalo, New York.

I lived, full-time in Louveciennes, a town between Paris and Versailles, full-time, and attended the ‘English School of Paris‘ from August 1968 to September 1969.

Then, after a stint in New Delhi, my adoptive parents moved to Paris, full-time, as diplomats, from 1978 to 1992. I was living in Britain at the time and would visit at least 3 times a year, typically for at least a week at a time. My parents lived in two different apartments in Paris. Both had views of the Eiffel Tower. In one, I could lay in the guest bedroom bed and see the Tower. That was cool.

As of about 1984 my THING was to CLIMB the Tower. Yes, you were able to climb up to the 2nd floor observation deck and climb down. So, rather than taking the elevator I would climb. There were days when I would climb it twice. Climbing is fun because you really get to enjoy the scenery. I can’t remember the ‘deal’. I want to say that it was FREE to climb BUT I could be wrong there. Cost was not a factor in those days. Typically my mother insisted on paying for everything and my adoptive parents were rich.

You weren’t allowed to climb above the 2nd platform THOUGH there is, of course, stairs going ALL the way to the top. Gustave Eiffel had his office right at the top and would CLIMB to/from there multiple times a day.

Ahhh! The Eiffel Tower.


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