Blog by Sumana Harihareswara, Changeset founder


23 Nov 2004, 21:34 p.m.

It's A Faaaaaaake

Leonard and I watched a bit of an America's Test Kitchen about Chicken Diavola, which does indeed mean "devil-style." CHRISTOPHER KIMBALL: So tell us a little bit about Chicken Diavola. Diavola. Am I saying that …

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18 Nov 2004, 18:32 p.m.

Wish List

Life is suffering, as Gautama Buddha and George Orwell both said, and the less you want the happier you'll be, to paraphrase Buddha but probably not Orwell. That actually worked for me when I was …

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11 Nov 2004, 15:57 p.m.

Deepavali, Dipawali, Whatever

Happy Diwali! While dressing up for work in a shimmery pyjama juba, a.k.a. salwar kameez, I discovered that I don't have any kumkum, a.k.a. kunkuma, a.k.a. bindi, a.k.a. the red dot you wear in the …

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10 Nov 2004, 19:59 p.m.

Not To Mention The Original Big Book

Two of my favorite Christianity bloggers: Real Live Preacher and Slacktivist. I imagine that the Preacher, a.k.a. Gordon Atkinson, would enjoy Douglas Coupland's book All Families Are Psychotic, and now I find that Fred Clark …

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14 Oct 2004, 14:59 p.m.

Worldview Correspondence

Yesterday I engaged a Christian evangelist (I'm assuming Protestant) on Market Street in conversation. He said that the Bible is literally true, that theories of evolution cannot explain the complexity of the human body, that …

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22 Sep 2004, 15:45 p.m.

Lots Of Puns And Theodicy

Done with Blameless in Abaddon, thus 2/3 of the way through The Godhead Trilogy. Enjoyable enough. Alexei, I think you'd like it.

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20 Sep 2004, 9:52 a.m.


Read Y: The Last Man, Volume I: quite entertaining. I need more! Finished Morrow's depressing This Is The Way The World Ends. Yeah, he is obsessed with submarines and silly names and big show trials. …

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07 Jul 2004, 10:42 a.m.

Did You Mean: C.S. Lewis or Philip Pullman?

I've read James Morrow's Only Begotten Daughter and Bible Stories For Adults and now I'm reading Towing Jehovah. Like, say, Stephenson, he loves naming things, "Father Thomas Ockham" for one. Lots of great analogies: "A …

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30 May 2004, 11:38 a.m.


Reading The Greedy Hand by Amity Shlaes, a WSJ writer with whom I vastly disagree, which means John might like it. Also reading James Morrow's Only Begotten Daughter, in which Jesus Christ's sister is born …

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27 Apr 2003, 13:58 p.m.

More Silly Movie Review Reviews

Ebert says a bloggy thing in a 1998 review of a half-star flick: "The plot involves ... excuse me for a moment, while I laugh uncontrollably at having written the words 'the plot involves.' I'm …

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