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Passing Of Microsoft Co-Founder, Paul Allen, At 65, Signifies The End-Of-An-Era; PCs Have Now Reached Old Age.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. Of course, from the U.K. “Daily Mail”.



Click to ENLARGE. Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_Allen#Personal_life


Wow. This came as a shock. 65. I think that struck a chord. Same age as me but eight-months older.

Never met him and really never knew too much about him. Knew he was the real brains behind Microsoft and that he was a genuine philanthropist. Did NOT realize he never married or had any kids.

He always came across as a decent bloke. Nicer than Bill, I think.

Shame. All that wealth and it couldn’t save him from cancer. Eerily similar to Steve Jobs. What is it with this? Have you given it any thought?

It is the END of an era. PCs, Windows and Microsoft are no longer new or ‘recent’. They have all reached old age..

Paul Gardner Allen (1953 – 2018), RIP


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“America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018 Finalist, ‘Michael Ketterer’, Saint To Sinner In 48-hours?

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE. This from ‘People’. TMZ broke the story. Just Google ‘Michael Ketterer’ for more.


I could NOT believe my eyes when I saw this on Google News a few minutes ago.

Whoa. WHoa. WHOa. WHOA!

This guy portrayed himself as the Saint’s Saint.


He had Simon Cowell in tears.

And now this?

Please, don’t tell me it was the stress and pressure of the AGT Final.

He claimed that he had been through so much that that should have been but mere bagatelle.

Can he go back to being a pediatric nurse? I hope not.

Can he adopt anymore children? I hope not.

This is serious.

Full confession on my part. Those who know me know that I am a cynic’s cynic. A professional skeptic.

While his story impressed me, there was an element that it was ‘too GOOD to be true’. Somethings that did not gel. His tattoos and piercings were incongruous with the story he told. If he devoted all of his life to all of these kids he was raising he would not be spending money on tattoos and piercings. Think about it.

So, was it drugs? Was it alcohol?

He was Simon Cowell’s Golden Buzzer. Simon ol’ fruit. Over to YOU.


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by Anura Guruge


So, So Happy That Boston Magician ‘Shin Lim’ Won “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018.

by Anura Guruge


AGT 2018 Performance at the Final
(this week).


Encore Performance at the ‘Results’ show
(on Wednesday of this week).


Click to access his magical Website.


Click to ENLARGE and read. Yes, he is, of course, on Wikipedia: en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shin_Lim


We have been hooked on him since the very first time we saw him on AGT a few months ago.

We have been rooting for him ever since.

One of the AGT judges, maybe Simon Cowell, said that he could end up alongside Houdini. And that is definitely possible.

I think he will, in a few years, he considered the GREATEST MAGICIAN of all times!

We so wanted him to win, but knew that a magician had never won AGT. Plus, he faced some stiff competition.

So, we were so, so happy that he won.

Can be no doubt or debate that he was a worthy winner. He is something else.

I will go to Las Vegas to see him. No question about that.

If you haven’t seen him, PLEASE, PLEASE watch on YouTube. This is MAGIC. He is MAGIC.


Search on ‘magic& ‘AGT’.


by Anura Guruge


AGT Electric Violin Sensation, ‘Brian King Joseph’, Tattoos & Neuropathy.

by Anura Guruge


IF you have not seen him, PLEASE check out this video.

You will thank me. He is GOOD. Very Good. YouTube has MORE.



Google “tattoos nerve damage”. I did after watching him. This is what I found. Check it out. Click to ENLARGE,


I liked him and was impressed by his virtuosity from the very first time I saw him on “America’s Got Talent” (AGT) 2018, way back — a few months ago.

He has now made it to the semi-finals and we are happy. We rooted for him. He is beyond good. Extremely gifted.

While his music & talent should speak for itself, from his very first appearance MUCH has been made of his nerve pain and nerve damage (i.e., neuropathy). AGT milks it, given that they love to add color and contours to the performers.

So, I was watching him, intently, the other night and was struck by the extent of his tattoos. He has a lot of tattoos on his arm.

This got me thinking. When I was writing my “Central Pain” book I came to appreciate that nerve damage and nerve pain typically occurs because something ‘major’ triggered it. I got to wondering if all of his tattoos MIGHT HAVE HAD something to do with his never issues. I had never thought of that connection before.

Well I Googled and you can see the results above.

I am BY NO MEANS saying that this might have been a case. It is something to THINK about. Something to look into. IF I was him I would be asking my doctors … ‘could it in any way have been triggered by my tattoos?’

Look into it. Stranger things do happen.


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by Anura Guruge


IF You Are Interested In The Different Types Of Orgasms — Check Out My ‘Orgasms’ Book.

by Anura Guruge


From the U.K. “Daily Mail“, July 31, 2018.
Click to access original article.

Click to ENLARGE and read this snippet here. Use link above to access the ‘Daily Mail’ original.


An earlier post, albeit from 2018.

Click image to access my March 6, 2018 post re. he ‘G-spot’.


Yes, today, July 31 is “National Orgasm Day”.


Well this was the “Daily Mail’s” obligatory ‘National Orgasm Day’ we-have-to-write-something-about-orgasms article.

I was actually aware of all of them. But, then again I kind of keep track of orgasms.

Well, all I wanted to convey to you was pretty straightforward. I have a fair amount of detail in my book, PLUS you should also do a search on ‘orgasmson this blog because I have done quite a few posts on this subject, dear to my heart.  


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by Anura Guruge

James Michener Accuses Us Singhalse Of Being Renowned International Thieves As Way Back As 1820!

by Anura Guruge


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This will be around page 369 of “The Covenant” depending on which version you have. It is at the end of the long, pivotal chapter, titled “The Missionary”.


Click for Amazon listing for the book.


Yes, I am wading through the 1,000+ page ‘The Covenant‘ by James Michener with my usual enthusiasm for Michener’s writing. I learn so much from Michener that I have no choice but to forgive him his occasional fobile. Indubitably, I think the world of him. How I wish I could be 1/1,000,000,000,000,000,000 of the writer he was.

But, James confounds me every once in awhile and he takes my breath away.

This statement, that us, the Singhalese (and I spell it without the ‘g’) are well known thieves caught me by surprise. And way back in the 1820s.

We have many shortcomings but thieving isn’t high among them — I think.

Of course, we have thievery BUT I had never thought it was anywhere beyond average.

James has a thing about Ceylon.

He, extensively travelled, must have visited Ceylon at some stage. He mentions Ceylon often,

But, I am not sure about this reference.

Not a big deal. Just amusing. He might even be WRONG!


The ‘Michener Corner’ in my study.
Separate from all the other books.


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by Anura Guruge


Amazon Kindle Paperback Proof vs CreateSpace Proof.

by Anura Guruge


Click to ENLARGE and study closely.


With this, my latest book, I ended up ordering proofs from both Kindle KDP and CreateSpace. Nothing to stop you from doing so. You can’t publish the book with BOTH — but I haven’t published it at yet! I am at the ‘order proof’ stage with both and that is perfectly kosher. I did this with my last book too — except at that juncture I couldn’t order paperback proofs from Kindle KDP. I got the proofs from CreateSpace and eventually published with Kindle! They are BOTH Amazon companies so it is by no means robbing Peter to pay Paul.

So, both proofs printed by Amazon — and they both came in Amazon Prime boxes.

But, can you tell the difference, and whose is whose. A very obvious difference right up front.

Yes, the KDP proof as the ugly ‘Not for Resale’ banner. CS has never done that. Instead, they print a BIG ‘PROOF’ on the last page.

But, also an obvious difference in the quality of the cover. You can tell even in these photos. The CS cover is brighter and more detailed. That is crazy.

CS proofs were published in Columbia, South Carolina; Kindle in Middletown, Delaware.


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