Netflix “The Boy Who Harnessed The Wind” (2019) Movie — Inspiring & Invigorating, With A New Hampshire Connection To Boo.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘IMDb.com’ listing for this WOW, fancy-that, inspirational movie.

YouTube trailer.


True story. Click to ENLARGE & read here. Wikipedia: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/William_Kamkwamba

Quite the story. Netflix had been trying to get me to watch it for weeks. But, I kept on ignoring the suggestion thinking that it would be trite — a glorified documentary. I was wrong. It proved to be QUITE the movie. Extremely inspirational. Wow. Talk about grit & graft to overcome adversity.

Also made me realized, acutely, that even though I grew up in a third-world country, I have NEVER had to face or experience long-term hunger, let alone starvation. Seeing a pet dog die of malnutrition is distressing.

I loved this movie. Knew it was a true-story. Not 100% sure whether he really used a bicycle dynamo as his first generator. I remember those dynamos from MY youth 50-years ago. Rugged & reliable but I do not think they produce that much power.

So, what is the New Hampshire connection. He attended Dartmouth. Wow. I am proud.

Yes, another “thinking-person’s” movie. In the end it is definitely a feel-good movie. Well, the title tells it all — & it is set in a poor African country. That is all you need to know in order to decide whether this might be YOUR kind of movie. I hope it is.

Thank YOU, Netflix.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — April 8, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


The also rans:


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‘Darwin Award 2021’ — All The Trump MAGA Supporters Refusing To Get Vaccinated Against COVID.

by Anura Guruge


I happen to speak to 4 on Monday within the space of 3-hours. That is what got me thinking.

WOW. You can’t trump them when it comes to the ‘Darwin Award‘.

What gets me, most, is that they don’t get the contradiction & irony. Trump, with ‘Warp-Speed’, was who got the vaccines developed. So, they are saying they DO NOT TRUST Trump! Ahhh? Come again? Moreover, Trump got himself vaccinated even though he had already had COVID, & furthermore got powerful, experimental antibody treatment. So, he was better protected from getting COVID, again, than most.

I am curious to see how this pans out. How many people, in the end, will refuse the vaccine.

Till then, lets celebrate them by giving them the much coveted ‘Darwin Award 2021’.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — April 7, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

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Attribution WILL be enforced.


The also rans:


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Night Splint, Brace & Compression Sleeve Can Definitely Help Alleviate Pain/Discomfort From ‘Plantar Fasciitis’.

by Anura Guruge


All from Amazon.

Plantar Fasciitis is a new affliction over the last few months. Yes, kind of a pain. Recently I have tried using all the above aids & it has definitely helped — along with decent arch supports in my walking shoes.

Just wanted to share this with you in case you too were having issues. These aids are cheap enough. So worth trying. The secret, I have found, is to really lift up the arch.

Best of luck. Let me know how you fare.


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The Jaguar XJS V-12 (1989) Transported To Storage In Laconia For At Least A Year.

by Anura Guruge


Had to make room for the Volvo. We only have room in the garage & driveway for so many cars — for now 6. The Volvo would be seven. Don’t want to start parking cars in the yard. So, at least one had to go into storage. Had thought about putting BOTH Jags in storage BUT had trouble finding a place for one let alone two. So, decided to store the XJS. The XJ8 will get moved to the driveway with a fancy cover. But, I plan to continue driving the XJ8 when the weather is good. Since the Volvo is leased, & as such does carry a mileage allocation, having the XJ8 around will help.

Hoping that the Volvo XC60 will get delivered next week.


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Netflix “Mudbound” (2017) Movie — Really Makes You Appreciate Why #BLM Has To Be Honored.

by Anura Guruge


Click to access ‘IMDb.com’ listing for this deep & dark, & as such thought-provoking movie.

YouTube trailer.


This is not a easy-to-watch movie. It is dark & disturbing. But, it makes you sit-up & take notice; makes you think. Wow. Man’s inhumanity to man! It is disturbing particularly if you, like I, happen to be non-white.

Also makes you appreciate & glad that we have come a long way in the last 60-years BUT there is so much further to go.

Very topical even as Derek Chauvin’s case for murdering George Floyd airs on TV every day.

This is not a movie for thinking, mature, caring adults. Though I guess some might watch it just to enjoy seeing blacks brutalized! Shame. Wow.

Definitely class it a #BLM movie.

If you are really, totally into #BLM please watch this movie. It will confirm your convictions.

Thank YOU, Netflix.


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The Picture Of The Day (Google Pixel 5) + 6 Also-Rans — April 6, 2021.

by Anura Guruge


NO post-processing whatsoever.

Taken with my Google Pixel 4 Phone.

Click pictures to ENLARGE.

Attribution WILL be enforced.


The also rans:


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Lake Winnipesaukee [NH] 2021 Ice-Out: April 4 — 14th Joint Earliest On Record; Even Earlier Than Last Year.

by Anura Guruge


Ice Out 1999 to 2021.

Click to ENLARGE. Ice-out dates since 1999. Last column indicates # days into the year; i.e., days since January 1 of that year.

↑↑↑↑

I take LEAP YEARS into account.
This year was NOT a LEAP YEAR.
So, April 5 this year,
in terms of days since Jan. 1,
is 94. If it had been a Leap Year
it would have been day #95.


Pretty amazing. Even earlier than last year — by two days. Coincidentally, it was again on a Monday. Monday’s, of late, have become a good day for ice-outs.

I had NOT expected this year to be this soon given that it was a COLD winter.

But, I know WHY we got this early date. WINDS. WINDS. WINDS. It has been a WINDY year. Last week we had unusually high winds. That is what broke up the ice.


Vagaries of Ice Out 2000 to 2019.


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“Shibboleth”, A Lovely, Powerful Word That I Discovered Today.

by Anura Guruge


This NBC post is where I saw. Click on image to access the original story.

I came across it in the above NBC post. Stopped me dead in my tracks. I could not recall ever coming across that word. Something about it. It sounded so evocative. Had to look it up.

Its meaning blew me away. WOW. What a great word. I am bummed that I had never come across it before.

I love words. I love names — which also happen to be words.

I had to share this word with YOU.

I discovered that it was Biblical. Yes, I can see the Hebrew origins.


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