Category Archives: Memoir

Essay: Euthanasia for Tomi

One month has passed since I sent Tomi, my female feline companion for the last 18 years, off on her new journey.  She was put to sleep because she was suffering from kidney failure. Prior to her falling critically ill, … Continue reading

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Essay: Ode to my hometown

I regularly drive across the Swiss border from Ferney-Voltaire in France.  Rather than taking the national route connecting my town with Geneva, I prefer to take the back road through fields to avoid heavy traffic. On both sides of the … Continue reading

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Memoir: My mother’s last smile

When the eighth month approaches each year, I cannot help thinking of my deceased mother — August 4th is the day she died.  In the essay “On Euthanasia”, posted on my last blog, I described how my mother had gone … Continue reading

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Essay: On Euthanasia

At the end of April this year, I had a sad experience when I had to euthanize Malice, my feline companion for nine years.  I wrote the details of this painful event in an essay, “Euthanasia for Malice”, which I … Continue reading

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Essay: Euthanasia for Malice

When I first saw on TV at home in France the scenes of the coastal towns and villages in the Tohoku area totally devastated by the massive tsunami immediately after the Great East Japan Earthquake of March 11, I somehow … Continue reading

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Essay: A Grieving cat

We all have different shades of emotion.  We may feel happy, sad, serene or angry, depending on what situation we are in.  Cats also have feelings.  Do you know how a cat expresses its sorrow when it loses its loved … Continue reading

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Announcement: My new book to be out soon!

I am pleased to announce the publication in near future of my new book titled Posted in Colombo:  A glance at toiling women and Indian Tamils of Sri Lanka (CreateSpace, 2010).  Focusing on the plight of three groups of vulnerable … Continue reading

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