“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 47: Surrounded by Gypsies at Three A.M. and My Eye Spies an Old Flame and a Dacian Beauty

I had two days before my little show in Bucharest trying to introduce Romanian restaurants and liquor distributors to India’s finest whisky “Bombay Blues”. After an early dinner at the Westin’s “Vlad the Impaler’s” bistro style restaurant I decided to take an evening stroll to Herastrau Park a huge park on a lake. I discoveredContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 47: Surrounded by Gypsies at Three A.M. and My Eye Spies an Old Flame and a Dacian Beauty”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned But Marvellous”: Chapter 44: Cooling My Heels in the Eastern Aegean

I spent three days in Vravrona, which was close to the Athens airport, enjoying the ocean and eating plenty of grilled octopus and Greek Salads. In the evening I researched my island destination of Samos. It was a relatively small island in the Eastern Aegean at points as close as six kilometres from the TurkishContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned But Marvellous”: Chapter 44: Cooling My Heels in the Eastern Aegean”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 35: A Break from the Killing and Violence: There are Now Two Daddies!

It was time out for a bit of sightseeing outside Naples suggested Ginevra and I agreed. We would be tailed only by two men in a car. Ginevra explained to me a cardinal rule of the Neapolitan Camorra that in the case of hostilities between family’s woman and children would be spared violence and deathContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 35: A Break from the Killing and Violence: There are Now Two Daddies!”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 25: Finishing off with the United Mutations: John Lennon’s Panic Attack and The Beautiful Ginerva!

My assignment with the United Mutations in New York was rapidly completed. Drafting the Mutants Charter of Rights was somewhat challenging but with resourcefulness and creativity the task was easy. I cobbled together human rights bills and declarations from a year long course I took at the Cote St. Luc University Law School and withContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 25: Finishing off with the United Mutations: John Lennon’s Panic Attack and The Beautiful Ginerva!”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 18: Mind Numbing Law School at the University of Cote St. Luc: Learning the Tricks of the Trade

Back home in Bombay my relatives were chattering non-stop about my next step in life. It was MEDICINE, LAW, ACCOUNTING and COMPLIANCE! I could have lived a life of idle luxury with my wealth but the voice of my late father incessantly advised improve yourself and society by your actions. I could not see howContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 18: Mind Numbing Law School at the University of Cote St. Luc: Learning the Tricks of the Trade”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” :Chapter 11: What Do I Take at University?

I had mentioned I was awarded the Claire and Warren Quimby Scholarship to McGill University. I was undecided as to what programme and what degree I should enroll in. My teachers at King’s College for Young Men in Bombay strongly recommended I obtain an arts degree to broaden my mind so I would have theContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” :Chapter 11: What Do I Take at University?”

“Andrij The Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 23: Bob and Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog Have Succumbed to Their Injuries

Hello. It is the Dylan the Westie speaking. At 12:04 a.m. this morning we received word from medical authorities that our beloved Bob and Andrij passed on. We thank you for your support. Funeral details will be announced as soon as possible.

“Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” :Chapter 22: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Update

Good evening, I am Inspector Blanque from the Royal Canadian Mounted Police with an update on the murder of two RCMP officers and the wounding of Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog and his master Bob. The attackers were two Russian citizens Igor Rasputin and Dimitri Caviarskin. Both were pronounced dead at the scene whichContinue reading ““Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” :Chapter 22: Royal Canadian Mounted Police Update”

“Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog ” : Chapter 21: Ukrainian Orthodox Priest Called to Andrij’s Bed

It is Dylan the Westie here with an update on Bob and Andrij The Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog. Bob remains in critical condition at Sunnybrook Hospital after this surgery. I am sorry to have to tell you a Ukrainian Orthodox priest is rushing to Andrij’s bedside to deliver last rites. A world-renowned veterinarian neurosurgeon fromContinue reading ““Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog ” : Chapter 21: Ukrainian Orthodox Priest Called to Andrij’s Bed”

“Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 20: April Fools Assassination: Andrij in Critical Condition

Hello. It is Reggie the Egyptian Rescue Dog with Dylan the Westie at my side this evening. While on our evening walk on April 1st with myself and Dylan I say with deep regret an assassination attempt was made on Andrij The Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog in the Bridle Path area of Toronto. Two armedContinue reading ““Andrij the Orphaned Ukrainian Rescue Dog” : Chapter 20: April Fools Assassination: Andrij in Critical Condition”