Monthly Archives: September 2014

Scaaam

Hello, Kindly advise if your company has the license or capability to execute a mutil million contract supply project for the Government of Iraq. kindly furnish me your response. Thank you and treat very urgent. Looking forward to an early … Continue reading

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Orphans

About 18 years ago I became an orphan. I wasn’t even aware of it. My father had just died, and a friend who attended the funeral said, in French, “Et voila. Tu es orphelin…” The word ‘orphan’ is fraught with … Continue reading

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English

“If English was good enough for Jesus, it’s good enough for me.” H.L. Mencken This is one of my favorite quotes. It’s totally silly, and yet somewhere in the contiguous 48, there’s a Bible-thumper who will read those words and … Continue reading

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Jean Octave Sagnier

My father, Jean Octave Sagnier, died on this date 18 years ago. He was a good wise man who without being secretive hated talking about himself. He was an architectural student working as the traveling secretary of a wealthy Brit … Continue reading

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Lunch in Hell

“Frijoles negros?” The Latina lady is short, rather squat, and wears a hairnet. She is wielding a ladle and the Anglo man in front of me shakes his head. “No,” he says. “Black beans.” “Si,” says the lady, “Frijoles negros!” … Continue reading

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