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Stiff-neck.... anyone?

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This post is not a study of the medical problem stiff-neck nor a bible study of the term stiff-necked people just my lenten reflection...
In my recent attempts to read the bible, book by book i was doing exodus and still reading... in many places this stiff-necked people repeats itself ("Although this is a stiff-necked people, forgive our wickedness and our sin, and take us as your inheritance." Exodus 34.9 ) grabbing my attention, as i'm am prune to muscle stiffness in the neck, courtesy bike riding on bad road conditions and looking at the laptop. Now the pain is excruciating, besides you go totally paralysed. You cannot lie down on your own or get up from the bed. Even lying straight is not possible you can only lie on your sides. Sitting up to have food is also very difficult. Shaking your head left to right, IMPOSSIBLE. You need help for everything! This i ve experienced not once but several times in the past 7-8 yrs.
Then why is God calling the Isralities a stiff-ne…

Women's Day, Everyday! Anybody game?

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Why do we celebrate womens day? Honestly I don't know. Why the flowers, chocolate and gifts and all the fuss. Now, people don't get me wrong, I did not intend to start on such a cynical note, but i guess it sets the tone for the post. Logically it doesn't seem to fit. In the western world, people dont live with immediate families after they are 18 or even younger. So only time they get together is for christmas or thanksgiving or if somebody is terminally ill! I could be wrong, but thats my understanding. So these are days like father's day mother's day or valentine's day (yes even couples live apart, they re called travelling couple!!! husband lives in one city and wife lives in another, even if they have no children, why i specifically say that is bcos here our mothers stay in one city for the children's education sake) are celebrated so that they get another chance to be together and foster their relationship. Then again this is largely promoted for bus…

How my Saturdays changed...

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Last Saturday when I was waiting for my hubby to arrive home for lunch, I saw this child cycling away, back and forth in our campus now this is clearly an outsider, maybe there is no place near his home so he's playing about in the hot sunny afternoon when everyone is asleep.
Just then it teleported me to my childhood days, Saturdays meant fun and lots of playtime. we used to play the whole afternoons and during summer vacations the whole days, we would only go home to have water or loo breaks and of course to dress up scratches and wounds! Ice boys, seven stones, carrom on the corridor, cards on the terrace and many more....
A little up the ladder, Saturdays where cycling days, we would rent by the hour and sometimes wait for two hours to get that cycle. 
The beginning of my teen years was spent in the race to have long thick hair and spent my time in oiling and other such treatment and long baths...
When in tenth and twelveth class Saturdays meant special class in school... ph…