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Archive | February 2, 2019

Flowers Of Rochester, New Hampshire — February 2, 2019.

by Anura Guruge


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Taken with my Google Pixel 2 Phone.

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Mix of those taken at Home Depot & Hobby Lobby. Yes, I know that the latter ones are fake (but maybe I am making my own statement about that store {smile}). I miss flowers so this was a treat with all that snow and cold outside. Enjoy.


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The U.K. Gets Its First Conviction On A ‘Female Genital Mutilation’ (FGM) Case.

by Anura Guruge


Click for the ‘NPR’ original.


Click to ENLARGE and read. Dedication on my “Orgasms 101” book.


This is good news, but at the same time very sad and frustrating.

Yes, this mutilation of a then 3-year old girl, of African parents, happened in 2017. What is infuriating is that it is still happening, even in the U.K.

Getting convictions have been hard and it is likely that they would not have succeeded in the U.S.!

I am against any and all forms of bodily mutilation — whether it be circumcision, tattoos or piercings — even ear-piercing. I have refused to let my daughters get their ears pierced until they were 12 and old enough to know what they were doing. Actually, I would never consent to it, but they gang up on me. As for circumcision — I consider that child abuse. No parent has the right to circumcise their son. Period.

Well, given that I dedicated my 2015 “Orgasms 101” book to those trying to eradicate Female Genital Mutilation (FGM), my stance on this is crystal clear. It is barbaric and I can’t even understand how a mother could do it.

This is but a painful first step. I just wish we could eradicate it …. Period.


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I Had No Idea That ‘Jimi Hendrix’ Was Part-Cherokee Indian.

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Click to access the PBS webpage for this program.


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Click to ENLARGE and read here. From Wikipedia (of course). Wikipedia link: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jimi_Hendrix



I had just always assumed that Jimi Hendrix was black. To be fair I had never given much thought to Indians shaping rock-and-roll — though I have often wondered why there aren’t as many famous Navajos as you would expect.

Given the volume of PBS we watch, we see quite a few of the previews and I do check their guide, on a regular basis, to make sure that I don’t miss something that I will regret.

So, it jolted me to hear Jimi being described as part-Cherokee. I had to DVR this ‘Independent Lens‘ show. I have watched a bit of it and it was good. I certainly recommend it. Check out the YouTube trailer above. That will convince you.

As for Jimi being Indian. He definitely wasn’t, from what I can see, even half-Cherokee. Was it a quarter? I think it was less, but I gather that even 1% black makes you black. So, I guess.

Interesting. Wonder if Jimi ever talked about his Cherokee ancestry. I will have to look into that.


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