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Should I — Could I — Be Mad At West Indian Carlos Brathwaite For The Rush Of Blood To His Head?

by Anura Guruge

Click image to access post from 3-years ago when Carlos was THE MAN.

He, Carlos Brathwaite, with his quite brilliant & incredible maiden ODI century had got the asking rate down to BELOW a run-per-ball. They only had one (damn) wicket left.

They had a 7 balls in which to get 6 runs.

Oh, NO!

Carlos goes for the glory shot.

How stupid.

The private school in London I attended, 1969 to 1971, Mill Hill had an astute slang term for such behavior: Munda Logic (literally African logic).

This was classic Munda Logic. He can’t help it. He is programmed as such.

Now, I can empathize, though I as a cricketer was a true midget compared to Carlos’ occasional bouts of being an outworldly giant. Yes, I have swung the bat way too many times when I did not have too. But, I was never playing in the World Cup or in a match that we had to win.

This was so, so, so unnecessary and he knew it AFTER he did it. That is Munda logic. It never occurred to him beforehand.

Well, it would appear that my two favorite teams, South Africa and the West Indies are out of this World Cup.

C’est la vie. Both teams played liked pillocks. I am ashamed on both.

Good world cup. Good matches and more to come.

But, Brathwaite … WHY?

He will have nightmares for weeks to come. And he should.

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by Anura Guruge


Summer Solstice 2019 In New Hampshire Will Be At 11:54 am (Eastern) On Friday, June 21.

by Anura Guruge

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Pretty close to noon this year.
Kind of neat.
Most of us will be able to watch for it.

IF you pay real close attention
you can feel the Earth making the turn!



Days start getting shorter — and I hate that.

To I, it means Winter is on the way.

11:54 am Eastern in the USA — 15:54 (or 03:54 pm) GMT.

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by Anura Guruge

Father’s Day 2019 — Us At Boston (New England) Aquarium.

by Anura Guruge

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Anura Guruge Father's Day 2019
Anura Guruge Father's Day 2019

Funny thing this, though we all carry ‘cameras‘ (or smartphones with cameras) we do NOT take many family pictures.

So, this is quite rare. Yes, we had the obligatory ‘official’ photo taken as we entered — but they were not that good and these, taken by a kind stranger, were better.

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by Anura Guruge

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