Wednesday, November 30, 2005

Well the day started off pretty good,and the work day went by quite quickly.However I started to feel exhuasted on the way home,and even considered not going for a run later.Run I did and felt a little better.Then I checked my mail and it seems that I have an agent for my children's book,her name is Georgina,which must be a good omen since that is my sisters name,and she is one of my biggest supporters.So I must catch my breath and get ready for the next phase of the process.

Tuesday, November 29, 2005

It's a really overcast and lightly rainy day here I NY so I thought I would post a nice summer time photo. Posted by Picasa

Monday, November 28, 2005

It was a long holiday weekend.I was at work just long enough to get used to being back,then home.The weather has improved 62f this afternoon.My sister just sent me a message to say her dog is going in for a knee operation,hope everything goes well.Good Luck Shadow!!

Sunday, November 27, 2005

This is thanksgiving weekend,which started on thursday,so it is getting quite long now.Went out for my sunday run with my friend Utpal.The weather is starting to warm up again,but it was still a refreshing 37f.Having completed my run followed by breakfast,I give my sister a call in England.It seems the weather has been quite changeable there too.After last week being cold,the coming week is due to be warmer.

Saturday, November 26, 2005

With the usual people out of town it was up to Utpal and I to be the officials at the 2 mile race this morning.It was cold and overcast,with a low turnout.Those who ran seemed to have a good time.It stayed cold but the sun came out later.I am working on setting up my new laptop,switching a lot of files.

Friday, November 25, 2005

I look out of the window and it looks like a beautiful day,the sun is shining and the sky is blue.When you step outside the cold air bites at your face,it is 22f (-5c ) out there and that is not so nice.I jusy heard that the great footballing legend Goerge Best died a few hours ago he will be sadly missed by all who appreciate the game of football ( soccer ).

Thursday, November 24, 2005

Here in the US it is Thanksgiving a national holiday.The snow they predicted here in NY did not come yet, though it is cold enough.Ran with Utpal and later we will have Thanksgiving dinner.My mother would have had a birthday today,I think her 77th,I feel her with me all the time ,so I wish her HAPPY BIRTHDAY.Today also marks 5 years since I published my first poetry book,dedicated to my mother.So a special day in many ways.

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

It feels like this in New York right now,though it doesn't look like this yet it may be only a day away.I will keep you informed.

Tuesday, November 22, 2005

Cold and rainy all day,with very strong winds.It is what they call a Nor'easter.The weather from here on in will be cold.maybe some snow later in the week.

Monday, November 21, 2005

The day started quite nicely,but the weather seemed to get worse as the day went on.It is very overcast as I am writing this post and it looks like it is going to snow ( I don't think is will ),but there is supposed to be snow coming later this week.Also I started sneezing last night and continued this morning,so maybe I have something I need to fight off.

Sunday, November 20, 2005

It's my friend Utpal's birthday today,we went out ofr our usual run a little early this morning at is a beautiful fall morning and it seems it will be a nice day.We will do something else later in the day to celebrate.


Saturday, November 19, 2005

35f at the start of the 2 mile race today,but sunshine and a large turnout made it very pleasant.I had to manouver my way through at few runners at the start,but I think this helped me to relax a little and my race was pretty even, my time of 15min 20sec was just about mid way between my last 2 weeks times . I am always just happy to run and get a good speed work out.

Friday, November 18, 2005

Very cold this morning,33f ( 1c ) though with the wind it felt like 26f ( -3c ).During the walk to work there was ice on any open water.Now there is bright sunshine,the air is still very is a little below normal for this time of the year,but that is New York for you,not always normal.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

About 26 years ago I paid $700 for a kaypro portable computer,which was about the size of a small suitcase,which felt like it was full of books.I just purchased an IBM laptop for less than $400,and it is the size of a large TV dinner,and infinately more powerful than the Kaypro,what a world we live in.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005

The day started off really nice,even a little sun late in the morning.But as was predicted it is now turning very windy as if a storm is on the way,the temp' is nice though 66f,but once the storm blows through it will get cold and begin to feel like winter is on it's way.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005

This is a photo I took in Novi Sad,the statue is of a famous Serbian writer of children's songs and poems.His name is Jovan Zmaj,I have one of his books.

Monday, November 14, 2005

In England at this time of the year the FA Cup has started,and there are lots of chances to see if a non league minnow can become a giant killer.On e such team,Chasetown a club from the region where my sister lives,managed to draw there 1st round game with Oldham.In a few days time they get another chance to keep there dream alive.Today I got a chance to to hear Kate Bush's new cd,and it is really great. It is on my christmas list and hopefully some one will get it for me.
In England at this time of the year the FA Cup has started,and there are lots of chances to see if a non league minnow can become a giant killer.On e such team,Chasetown a club from the region where my sister lives,managed to draw there 1st round game with Oldham.In a few days time they get another chance to keep there dream alive.Today I got a chance to to hear Kate Bush's new cd,and it is really great. It is on my christmas list and hopefully some one will get it for me.

Sunday, November 13, 2005

The perfect time to go for a run,as Utpal and I set off for our usual sunday run at 7:30 am the temperature was 50f ,bright sunshine and a light breeze.Our run takes us through neighbourhoods filled with tree lined streets and at this time of the year there is beautiful colour and the rustle of some leaves under foot.So even if you are a little tired from racing the day before,it is still a really pleasant and most satisfying run.

Saturday, November 12, 2005

The 2 mile race was cold this morning 39f ( about 3c ) but I managed to run a little faster than in this picture.There was a nice big field of runners this week so I had company pretty much all through the race,my time was 15min 32 sec,but because of the cold air my lungs are sore,I feel like I have cleaned some thing out.

Friday, November 11, 2005

The day started cold 42f, and I went to work for a few hours.later while having a late breakfast I met an old musician firend of mine and we talked about old is the day I sign my contract with my literary agent,so hopefully there are alot of new things in store for Dilly and Dally,we wait to see.

Thursday, November 10, 2005

It was quite nice when I left for work this morning,but when I left to come home this afternoon there was a noticeable difference,it felt so much colder.They say that there is a cold front passing through and that the temp will drop to 36f,it feels close to that now and there is a strong wind,but then again the sun is shining.We will see what tomorrow brings.

Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Today was supposed to be a rainy day,though at the writing of this post it is not raining,but I think it is not far away.This photo was taken on a sunny day I spent in San Francisco this past summer.I should have more news on the childrens book front soon.

Tuesday, November 08, 2005

I am some what of an advanced novice when it comes to this blogging seems my posts where there all the time ,but because of a problem with my browser I could not see them,well it is ok now.I have just been offered a contract by a childrens book agent to help me with my Dilly and Dally books,so wish me luck.

Monday, November 07, 2005

There seems to have been a technical problem ,and lthough I have been posting nothing has been showing up on my blog for the last 2 days.If it starts to work again I wil try and update the 2 missing days.That's it for now.

Sunday, November 06, 2005

There was and infact still is a fog this morning when Utpal and I went for our run this morning.It was an interesting run,every time we would see another runner there would be an exchange of comments that in some way or another referred to the NYC marathon,which of course is happening today.I think it should be interesting because the conditions are good.

Saturday, November 05, 2005

A beautiful crisp ,sunny morning.I managed to run my best 2 mile race for a while,but I had the experience that my lungs could not keep up with the speed of my legs.I was breathing as hard as i could but my legs wanted to run faster.It is a good sign because it means that there is more improvement there.My time was 15min 04 sec hopefully it will get better as my lung capacity increases,we will see next week. Oh! by the way it is Guy Faulkes day in the UK.

Friday, November 04, 2005

I have a friend who is in her 70's,and every spring and autumn I go for a few hours and help her with some chores.In the sprindg I plant up her garden,and in the autumn I winterize her house,covering air conditioners was the day I winterize,and what a loverly day it is,bright sunshine and the high is supposed to hit 70f.So it was a perfect day to do the work.

Thursday, November 03, 2005

yesterday I was fortunate to be present at a function honouring marathon runner Paul Tergat who has the fastest time ever in the marathon of 2:04:55.he is in town for the NYC marathon this sunday,and he was being honoured not only for his achievements in sport but also for his work to help children of poverty.He is an ambassador for the UN World Food programe.

Wednesday, November 02, 2005

What is now
Is it next
will this question
Keep me vexed

Will the answer
Come somehow
Oh! I think
It came just now.

A poem from my book,
Inner Voices

Tuesday, November 01, 2005

On my walk home in the afternoon I go by a few Indian (from the sub continent ) stores and today is the start of Diwali ( the festival of lights ),and things are quite loud and I write this post I am watching Real Betis and Chelsea in the champions league,and Betis are winning 1-0,it is getting a bit rough as the ball goes from end to end.