Dying Before Your Favorite Movie Comes Out

What if I die before an important movie (like Infinity War) comes out? What if I die before Game of Thrones Season 8 comes out? The very thought sends shivers down my spine, it turns my blood cold, it makes me want to seek out the secret to immortality so that I don’t miss out […]

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Ever blamed someone else for your mistake?

When the Han Empire collapsed at the end of the 2nd century, general Ts’ao Ts’ao emerged as the most powerful man in China. In order for Ts’ao Ts’ao to gain power and erase any remaining rivals, he launched a campaign to take control of the strategically vital Central Plain, known as Zhongyuan today and considered […]

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The Devil

The Devil could be lying dormant in someone very close to you. All it takes is the right stimulus to jolt them awake. And once they’ve realized who they really are, they’ll do things that’ll make you wonder whether god is asleep. Because if god were awake and paying attention, he would at least try […]

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Many Relatives Under One Roof

When I was a kid, my parents and I lived in a one bedroom apartment in Bombay. We slept together on one bed and I remember we once woke up in the middle of the night because a mosquito had snuck into the room and was biting us. I remember my dad jumping on the […]

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Dream Chaser

Once upon a time a teenager broke into National Zoo in Washington, D.C. and stole two venomous snakes because he was creating his own zoo in the vacant apartment of his public housing complex. He’d already amassed a sizeable collection of birds, bats, fish, and mice. The species of the snake he stole is called […]

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Winter Terror

Have you ever been scared while driving? I remember driving back home one winter night in Toronto. A blizzard was passing through the city. Snow and ice everywhere – including the road, making it slippery. Make a sharp turn and your car is likely to skid and you’ll get into an accident. Slow turns are […]

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Spending Time Wisely

I wrote about Randy Pausch a week ago and I’ll be talking a little more about him today. When he was diagnosed with terminal cancer, he decided to make every minute count. For instance, when he was out buying groceries one day, he used the self-scan isle to save time (the line with an actual […]

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