Showing posts from March, 2013

Good Friday church sitting arrangement

The thought of writing a book

I have written articles, some short and some long. But do I have what it takes to write a book? The question is mind consuming. 
If I think of what I know and write down whatever comes to mind, I can fill up a book. I think I can write a better book than some local people who has books in their names. But that is not what concerns me.
Will I be able to write a book that I would love to read? Can I write a book which is really worth publishing? Can I attain the level that I expect of myself? That is what bothers me. It is not just about having a book in my name. 
To be honest, I really don’t know that much about anything. Take the topic of health, for example. I have written a number of articles on health. But if some readers are to put them together and critically analyze, I have just been revolving around a handful of points. Take another example, Christian faith/theology, the next most common topic I have written on. There too, it is not too many points I keep repeating. I hope some re…

Some blogging tips

‘Go forth and blog’. Pope Benedict to his priests
Blogging is exciting. You have flexibility and total control over your blog. You can blog about anything, at any time, at any length. So, first, there are no rules on blogging. However, I would like to share some tips that I shared with a friend who was considering to start a blog:
1.    Don’t worry what you should blog about. Don’t worry if a thousand books have already been written on the topic you have in mind. No two people read the same book. No two people see the same thing.
2.    First sentence is so important. You can lose readers with a bad first line. OK, you witnessed a shootout on your way to college and you want to share it. If you start by saying how your day began, what clothes you were wearing that day, or what the definition of a ‘shootout’ is; you can make the gunfight seem boring. Instead, you can start with something like ‘Bang bang!’ (Writing a story doesn’t have to always start from the beginning). If you have re…

Learn grammar

Movie subtitle

This is from Ice Age IV. As the 'ice ship' was tossed about in the ocean by a violent storm, Sid cried out this memorable line: If I don't make it, find me a wife, and tell her I love her.

To the new government on health care in Nagaland

The best part of the day

After a full day’s work, I come home to hold my one month old niece. She doesn’t like lying down. She loves to have her head raised and gentle rocking pleases her. She started responding to music as early as when she  was two weeks old; not to any music but to a particular song. It is a beautiful hymn called ‘Pass Me Not, O Gentle Saviour’.  It became her personal mp3 lullaby. If I were to choose a song for her, I couldn’t have chosen a better one. 
All she does day and night is to sleep, stay awake, feed on her mother’s milk, cry and make sounds which are not yet words. She doesn’t know that people can be greedy and do bad things. I asked her, ‘what type of society are we offering you into?’ She calms by nerves as she seems to say, ‘I already know of a gentle Saviour. He’ll not pass me by’.
Pass me not, O gentle Savior,
Hear my humble cry;
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Savior, Savior,
Hear my humble cry,
While on others Thou art calling,
Do not pass me by.

Let …