Deadlines – II And Synchronicity

I reproduce below the exchange of views between The Old Fossil and me in my post Deadlines.

TOF : Deadlines and punctuality aren’t the same thing to me. Deadlines I always think of as production with expectation, often because one person in a production is part of the critical path for another person’s results.

Punctuality on the other hand seems more along the lines of courtesy. I am almost always punctual, mostly to show respect to another and to feel respect for myself.

Me : Agreed but the end result for both is to be on time. The first to finish and the latter to attend.

TOF : Yes, but a deadline can generate more stress for me than punctuality.

My readers know how much synchronicity there is in my life. Here is what I saw in this morning’s newspaper.

Interesting Times.

“May you live in interesting times.”

I did not know that this phrase is actually a curse. Apparently, it means something different that what it literally suggests. I believe that the real meaning is “May you experience much disorder and trouble in your life.”

I would have used it to suggest that one should not live in painful or joyful lives which would imply being judgmental.

What do you think?


This is a test post to see if my blog is up and running. There is still some more work to be done which, all going well, I shall complete in the next couple of days. Moral of the story – Stay with WordPress 2.6.5 till 2.7 irons out all the wrinkles!

My posts between the 16th of September and the 16th of December have not been uploaded and they need to be uploaded. That is all that remains to be done and I shall be back in proper posting. In the meanwhile, just something to amuse you.

A friend of mine has sent an interesting cartoon strip which is for you to see and enjoy.  If you point the cursor on the pictures and click, it will expand to enable you to read the same comfortably.

Look forward to quite a few posts in the next few days.

A happy new year to all of you in case I am not able to post on the 31st!