Traveling Raconteur

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An Over-recommended Recommendation Letter – Sweet!

“Dreaming of a big rosewood writing table on a beach with a typewriter on it, an old bottle with a single flower, a stargazer lily maybe, a pitcher of cool … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Using real name in dating site is a good idea? i am also not sure

it is nice to know your real name. ibrahim is also my name. using real name in dating site is a good idea? i am also not sure but i … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Death of a Dear Friend

There seems to be no sleep for me tonight as early this evening I was told of the death of someone very dear to my heart-a Ugandan priest named Fr. … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · 1 Comment

Artur in Spalding

Dear Mubin, Rereading your letter kept me smiling for a couple of minutes, thank you for that.:))))) Now I live in Spalding, Lincolnshire, it is a town (bigger than Longtown … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Alex and Wannes and The Cows

Hey Mubin, this is Alex and Wannes. We salute you from the snowy mountains of Germania (“see front”). Tonight we sleep with the cows of this place because there is … Continue reading

June 25, 2014 · Leave a comment

Rives

Hello Mubin and thanks for the message. Yes–people have tattoos of my birds on their bodies and it still surprises me every time. Thanks for sharing my work and for … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Dear Mr Sultan

Dear Mr Sultan, I’m so glad to hear that you’ve enjoyed the books. You should know that Thomas Cave grew out of Tranquebar, in a strange way.  It was while … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Our little dog stays busy too

Hi Mubin, You’ve got just the right attitude–a love letter to an insect and a Charles Lamb birthday party are the products of a lovely mind. I hope you can … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

if you can, please bring posters from where you live

hiya mubin thanks for asking. i use a lot of spices but i can get them all here, plus it might be dodgy for you bringing them thru the airport!! … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I am 60 and okay, for now”

Hi Mubin, My story is not exciting, like yours.  I’ll tell it anyway, then answer your questions. In October 2008, at age 55, I lost my job with Fiserv, Inc.  Check processing went … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

“I guess this is the true meaning of globalization”

Mubin, Thanks for sharing your facebook page – I guess I’m just a bit too old or private or busy to really comprehend facebook. However between Facebook and your blog … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

M to M

I am well, loving my Contemplative Time at Home in my Arkansas Cabin. My journey thru life has always been to find balance between the active “service-ful” life I have … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Italy

Hi M, A beautiful story … thank you for sharing … and glad to hear that the clouds have lifted. A vineyard in Tuscany sounds ideal. Cycled through there many … Continue reading

November 2, 2013 · Leave a comment

Why hadn’t you paid the electricity bills?

Context: I was at Hard Rock Calling, Hyde Park last year in July when the Park police plugged out Springsteen before he finished his gig. It was a great disappointment … Continue reading

May 22, 2013 · Leave a comment

Happy Birthday Anne Fadiman

Dear Anne, It’s your birthday, many happy returns of the day! I wish I could tell you what massive favour you have done to me by writing ‘At Large and … Continue reading

November 22, 2012 · Leave a comment