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Snow in the UAE and Tsunami Myths

It snowed in the UAE – I laughed when Kingsly told me but its true. More here and here.

The NY Times had an interesting article on what happened in the blogosphere subsequent to the tsunami.

Everyone all over the place, regardless of race religion or social status, has added one more word to their vocabularies: tsunami. Deepu was lamenting this, saying in his characteristic way that he was “sick of hearing the word.” Tsunami used to be a word which was familiar only to quiz buffs and NGC / Discovery addicts. read more

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Aah Sarah!

“I Am Not Yours”
by Sarah Teasdale

I am not yours, not lost in you,
Not lost, although I long to be
Lost as a candle lit at noon,
Lost as a snowflake in the sea.

You love me, and I find you still
A spirit beautiful and bright,
Yet I am I, who long to be
Lost as a light is lost in light.

Oh plunge me deep in love — put out
My senses, leave me deaf and blind,
Swept by the tempest of your love,
A taper in a rushing wind.

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