A Marriage Without Love

Introduction I remember I was sitting on the bus. It was a hot, humid afternoon. Suddenly, without warning, tears started running down my cheeks. I am almost certain that the bus was filled with passengers. I was in busy, crowded Singapore. But I guess I hadn't been able to control the eruption of tears. I … Continue reading A Marriage Without Love

Acceptance, Respect and Understanding

“Differences are not intended to separate, to alienate. We are different precisely in order to realize our need of one another.” Desmond Tutu Introduction My parents were about to face an empty nest and the freedom to travel, experience and develop an awareness of new cultures. All this should have taken place in a few short … Continue reading Acceptance, Respect and Understanding

Selfish and Self-Centered

“Selfishness and greed, individual or national, cause most of our troubles.”― Harry S. Truman Introduction As I sit down to write this piece, I am finally zen. Now, I understand if you are confused, as to why anything in this piece, should produce such a response. You see, when I made a roast chicken a … Continue reading Selfish and Self-Centered

Rule of Law

"Ignorance of the law is no excuse in any country. If it were, the laws would lose their effect, because it can always be pretended." Thomas Jefferson Introduction The quote by Thomas Jefferson, that starts off this piece, is rooted in a more ancient principle of Roman law. Roman law states,"ignorantia juris non excusat" or … Continue reading Rule of Law