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August 27 — An Anniversary That Is Only Important To I (2020 Edition).

by Anura Guruge


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Adoptive Parents got married August 27, 1952 (68-years ago).


I have spent TOO much time in the U.S.

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I try to mark this day, viz., August 27, every year with a post. To be honest it is only meaningful to I and I am the only one that cares,

Wow. I left Ceylon 53-years ago. As I get older the percentage of my life I spent in Ceylon (now Sri Lanka) shrinks.

Left from Katunayake Airport which in 1967 was pretty small — just one, ‘one-room’ building. Quite a few people came to see us off. It was night. I think the flight left around 9pm. We left on a Pan Am 707. My first time in a jet — though I had flown quite a bit on DC-3s. I had always liked the 707 and it is still one of my favorite planes today. First stop, for a day, for Athens, Greece.

44-years, to the day, I walked into IBM! Wow. Much water has flowed under the bridge in Romsey.

P.S., Lord Mountbatten’s assassination was on August 27 — in 1979. I was still at Hursley and remember it well.


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Every Time Nikki Haley Is On TV With Her ‘Crescent Moon’ Necklace — I Get A Spike In Hits.

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Last night at the Trump RNC Convention/Rally.

The infamous, poorly understood necklace.


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On just ONE of my many Nikki Haley necklaces posts.


I did NOT even know that she had spoken at the RNC convention last night. Then very late, past midnight, I saw that this blog had had over 550 hits. Yes, 120 were Nikki Haley hits. Thanks Nikki. I love your necklace. Please never take it off. Is it true Trump gave it to you? SMILE.

Funny ol’ thing. Yes, 3-years ago IT confounded I. I had to go check it out. I found out. I shared. I am now reaping the benefits as I should.

Yes, it looks Islamic. But, it is NOT.

It is the State Symbol of South Carolina.


My original April 9, 2017 post.

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NO LIVE ‘Christmas Revels’ 2020 In Cambridge, MA — I Am Beyond Crushed, My WORST COVID Nightmare.

by Anura Guruge



My family will testify that I had been DREADING this — i.e., NO live Cambridge Revels — for MONTHS! I just had a horrible feeling. I am crushed. Feel cheated by COVID, feel lost. Yes, I fully appreciate that in the bigger scheme of things that this is but mere bagatelle, but it is something that I truly look forward to year-to-year.

Way back, maybe as early as April, I was going around saying: “I hope Christmas Revels will not get cancelled“. Just a few few ago, my 14-year old daughter, who also likes her Revels assured me that there was plenty of time for them to get the show on stage. I knew otherwise & it has proved to be the case. I am crushed.

Truth be told the COVID-19 pandemic did not impact me much. This was the biggest & bitterest blow.

I am a bit of recluse as the best of times. Other than my mandatory daily walks (including the mile at night) I can go 5-days without ever getting in a car to go anywhere (& I do have 5-cars). I am happy to be at home & write. Plus Teischan was already been homeschooled. So, there was no change there.

Yes, I do miss going out to eat. That is a big change. I probably used to eat out at least 4-times a month. Now I haven’t even done fast food or take out in 5-months. But, it hasn’t bothered me too much. I still eat & I can always afford to lose some weight.

Vacations was another change. Normally, at a minimum, we would have gone to Acadia for a few days at the end of June. But, we have been compensating for that with our weekly, day-trips. Plus, we have something planned for later.

But, Revels. Aahhhh!

I am crushed. Teischan & I had already planned to go to the LAST showing — which used to be our custom. Same with the circus. Go for the last performance (in town). Now nothing.

Virtual does NOT cut it with I.

I understand. It would have been near impossible to have pulled it off. But, I am, nonetheless, sad.

2020 will NOT feel right without Revels.

I will always blame COVID-19 for depriving us of Revels.


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Father’s Day 2020 — & A Year Later I Still Can’t Fit Into This Suit Of Armor.

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Father’s Day 2020 (June 21)


May 29, 2019


The suit of armour is getting SMALLER. I am getting older. Same shop. Main St. in Littleton, N.H.


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Father’s Day 2020 — From My 14-Year Old Artist, Teischan (Named After ‘Titian’).

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What can I say? First things she said was that this was ALL she could do this year because she was BUSY!

It is true that she is painting another wall. Yes, an entire wall. 4th one she is painting, IF I have it right. Might be 5th.

So, how can I complain. All I know is that Titian probably would not complain that I named her after him — & did so 3-months BEFORE she was born!



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Happy Father’s Day 2020 — From Anura Guruge.

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He was the father to Millions.

He was the Father to a Nation.

He is THE inspiration I want for THIS Father’s Day.

#THINK.

#REFLECT.

#ENJOY.

#REJOICE.


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I HATE The Summer Solstice. My LEAST Favorite Day Of The Year. Tells You That Winter Is Coming!

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2020 Summer Solstice (my least favorite day of the year) is on June 20.

We will have 15 hours & 23 minutes of daylight.



OK, I will grant YOU that you need to live in the Arctic Circle, as I do, to appreciate this.

The Summer Solstice is TRULY depressing. In YOUR face that days will start getting shorter within 20-hours! Yes, days get shorter as of tomorrow.

I hate the Summer Solstice.

I love, I adore the Winter Solstice. Now that is a HOLIDAY.

Think about it.


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‘Revels’ (Cambridge, MA), To Their Credit, Does A Nice Little Piece On “Juneteenth 2020”.

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Click to ENLARGE & read. Sent as an e-mail. It is probably on their Website to. Too busy to look. Sorry. SMILE.


Just as with Google & their Doodle, I am happy & proud to see this from (my) ‘Revels’.

They are a CLASS ACT & I would not have expected anything less from them.

This is so good. I am so happy.

Yes. Yes. Yes. Rejoice.


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UK (‘Red Arrows’) & French (‘PAF’) Flypast Over London To Honor De Gaulle.

by Anura Guruge




Definitely worth watching. Quite spectacular.

You don’t get to see two countries doing a flypast together — that often.

Didn’t want YOU to miss it.

Since I devour British news I had seen it early this morning. SMILE. Enjoy.


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