Tagged: traffic

Floody rains in the desert

You don’t normally think of rains in the desert. Deserts are supposed to be… deserty, right? And the Middle East is the desertiest of all known deserts. When you think of the Middle Eastern desert, you think of an Arab nomad herding a line of camels on top of dry...

Killing your drive

I know a lot of people who are passionate about driving. Something about the roar of the engine, the high of being in control, the weird psychological feeling that it’s an extension of your personal space – I’m not sure exactly what drives the passion, but it’s irrefutable. There are...

The Crawling Dread

Eyes sagging, half drowsing, and virtually devoid of life, the hungry, tired masses form a crowd in the desolate landscape, rotting under the scorching sun. Slowly, they move, inch by inch, hungry and irritated, blaring and wailing at each other. That’s not a glimpse into a generic horror movie trope. That’s...

For Paul Van Syne, My Dear

I know it’s late, but… Happy New Year to one and all. Hope you all had a wonderful New Year’s Eve. This was my first New Year outside the country, and this New Year’s Eve, I wanted  to do something really special, something I’ve never done before. Specifically, I wanted to...

Adios… Hammy Goes.

It takes a minute to say hello, and forever to say goodbye. Perhaps this is why it has taken this long to get this post up and running. Perhaps it’s because I have been kept busy with work. And then again, perhaps, these are just the fall guys who are...

Stop! In the name of the law!

Stop me if I’ve told you this before… Actually, I don’t know how in blazes you’re going to stop me. I mean… It’s not like you can set time back to when I started on this article, trace me to where I was sitting, and yank off my keyboard. No....

Tow be or not tow be

I confess; I am not best known for my up-to-date knowledge on the happenings around the world. My closest of friends would hesitate in using ‘well-informed’ as an adjective for me. But I am not completely out of tune either. In between my naps and during movie breaks, wandering chitchat...

Adios, Hammy Goes?

Things change. They do. And the damned things keep changing all the time. Just when you think you’re getting the hang of things, there they go changing all over again!! A damn nuisance, I tell ya. I understand there are lots of people who actually embrace change. I’m not one...

If I had a Gazillion Bucks

“What would you do if you had an unlimited amount of money?”. I was recently asked by my bespectacled cousin. It was a serious question; not the kind I could have slipped by with flippant answers like “Buy off the legal system and go ramming traffic police-vehicles with my customized...

Life in a faster lane…

There is no doubt about it. We live a fast world. We are obsessed with an overwhelming need to save time. We want fast cars, fast food, express freeways, accelerated growth plans, quick answers, speedy remedies, executive summaries, swift justice, express deliveries, snappy comebacks, instant messages, quick routes, minimal delays,...

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