If I Could Invent One Thing To Make The World A Better Place It Would Be.


It would be a device that would enable mankind to satisfy all possible cravings  and still remain healthy and die painless deaths.

ok emoticon

(And no, I don’e mean exercise.)

I hope that you enjoyed reading my take on this subject which was chosen by Shackman for the weekly Friday Loose Bloggers Consortium where five of us write on the same topic. The four other bloggers who write regularly are, in alphabetical order, Ashok gaelikaaMaxiShackman. Do drop in on their blogs and see what their take is on this week’s topic. Since some of them may post late, do give some allowance for that too! Ashok too is having prohlems with his blog being down and may or not participate this week.


The hospital authorities and the orthopedic surgeon, ruled out surgery for my father’s fracture and discharged him from the hospital on Saturday.

I have now created a hospital room in his bed room with round the clock male nursing care as he has been advised total bed rest.

It is hoped that with the rest, the fracture will mend. Only time will tell.

On the personal front, I am totally without any pain from the prolapsed disc, but the ulnar palsy still troubles me, though not to the same extent as a fortnight ago. I seem to be on the mend there too. I am to go for an EMG on the 10th when further course of action will be determined.

I am now in a better frame of mind and can concentrate on my other pursuits like blogging, my evening and now, morning walks in my favourite park near home, reading etc.

Some good news in the form of the imminent arrival of my sister Padmini for a two day visit, some good new business etc, gives me hope that other good things will follow.

This is to thank all my friends who sent their best wishes and prayers during the tense period last week. I am touched and am grateful Thank you all once again.


Today’s Loose Bloggers’ Consortium topic “Conditions” has been chosen by Grannmar who must have an Ace up her sleeve with this topic as, it took me a long time to figure out just what to write. As I am wont to under such conditions, I decided to let my Muse take over and here is what she wrote.

Primarily, my conditions are:

The most important, Financial. Reasonably good with some money in the bank, a roof over my head all paid for and of much higher value than what I paid for; a regular pension that can keep my body and soul together and a small agency that gives some icing on the cake every month.

The next in importance, Health. This can be subdivided into physical, mental and dental.
Physical: Other than my replaced/revised hip joints, in reasonably good condition.
Mental: I think that I am sane. That opinion however, is not shared by most people who know me, including some regular readers.
Dental: I wear one partial denture and two caps covering four other teeth. I have recently lost one wisdom tooth after extracting which, the dentist gleefully told me that the last wisdom I had has now been dispatched to the garbage heap.

The next in importance is Relationships. All current relationships are satisfactory but all are platonic. Sad. I am however still hopeful.

The condition of the environment in which I live in is also satisfactory. I live in a city that is growing but in a suburb that is away from the hustle and bustle of the center. It is peaceful and the residents are friendly and helpful. All facilities are available within walking distance. The climate is salubrious and the city is the preferred destination for retirees.

My Muse has stopped writing.