Contrary to popular belief, the word “Romance” had no connection with love. It simply meant a verse or something Roman, later morphing into “adventurous” and “passion” — something that we now associate it with.
When asked what her ambition was, Lisa’s answer always caused an uproar in the classes. “What sort of an ambition is ‘Housewife’?” her teachers used to ask. True, the only reason why she finished her education, stayed away from scandals and learned all those house crafts was to make good…
Jack and Shelley. A not-so-young couple who had enough of office politics and corporations that they started their own insurance agency: Mr & Mrs. Smith. From their quaint little office which doubles up as a house, they manage and advise on insurance policies and write content…
· This story comes from me misreading the plot of Shopping For Death (https://archive.macleans.ca/article/1954/6/1/shopping-for-death), written by Ray Bradbury.
· Jack Smith and Shelley Smith take their name from the protagonists of The Shining (1977) — the original name of this story.
· The surname of Jack and Shelley is inspired…
my mind is like a blank slate
i need to finish the project before it is too late.
the due date is hanging like damocles’ sword
but all i have is an empty ms word.
the assignment is on “issues that matter”
and i only have tissues that tatter.
i cannot fathom what to write
also i don’t know whether what i typed is right.
o god, give me an idea thread
i will develop it based on whatever i’ve read.
it has to be submitted via moodle
and all i have is a doodle.
i have to submit it online
however it seems that my brain has gone offline.
A home is everyone’s dream and financial institutions literally encash on this. But during the late 70s, the Savings & Loans and Thrifts associations were losing more money than they could make, thanks to increased wages, heavy competition from its peers, excessive regulation, accessibility of the Money Market to the…
Subtlety was never one of the book’s forte
Da Vinci Code, Angels And Demons, Lost Symbol, Inferno… now what? Readers across the world were eager to know what would be the next adventure that awaits our beloved Symbology Professor at Harvard, Robert Langdon. The audience thought they had…
a review on moneyball
All of us grew up loving fairy tales. My favorite is that of Cinderella — the protagonist having a terrible start, whose fortunes change after meeting the Fairy Godmother. Michael Lewis’ 2003 book Moneyball: The Art of Winning an Unfair Game and Bennett Miller’s 2011 Moneyball…
As far back as I can remember, I always knew that I don’t want to study Mathematics. But that’s exactly what happened.
All kinds of numbers gave me a headache. I have always wondered that why can’t I read some book or play games instead of wasting time calculating…
And he finally got the story he was looking for. Out of work after numerous failures, coupled with personal problems and alcoholism, he desperately wanted to come back to the industry. With a B-A-N-G. Even adding an extra A to improve his luck didn’t help. The inspiration came…