Author Archives: Rian Nejar

About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is a mid-60's child from India. He trained and worked as an engineer in India, lived briefly in the Middle East, and arrived in America in the early 90's. After a Master’s degree in electrical engineering in America, he worked as an academic instructor, engineer, entrepreneur, and technical writer over the two decades since. Humbling and Humility is the first heartfelt written expression of his varied life experiences. He lives and writes in the Southwest United States.

Saving Easter

No, no ‘passover lamb’ was pardoned, nor were any eggs picked or left undisturbed. A life was brought back from certain death: my daughter saved a fledgling, not by accident, by precautions she took against such eventuality. How did this … Continue reading

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Review: The Delight of Being Ordinary

The Delight of Being Ordinary by Roland Merullo My rating: 3 of 5 stars Intriguing, imaginative, and decidedly irreverent. The book title intrigued me – how did Roland Merullo bring out the essence of simplicity, the joys of shedding pretensions … Continue reading

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The Light from Within: A Letter

  “My friend, do not lose yourself in blinding faith. Find yourself through sparks of insight. You will then advance toward the soothing flame of enlightenment. “Life, at all levels of abstraction, can be visualized as Chakras, or circles of … Continue reading

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Review: The Moonstone

The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins My rating: 4 of 5 stars Rewarding, engaging, and yet bewildering. Wilkie Collins’s writing style is unique. At the start of this very long work of fiction and mystery, he addresses a reader so very … Continue reading

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Review: The Dhammapada

The Dhammapada by Anonymous My rating: 3 of 5 stars An intriguing introduction. Elements of patriarchy, a male-dominated philosophy, are evident. Abstract concepts such as rebirth, heaven, hell, and the various gods mentioned have no obvious synthesis within, and originate … Continue reading

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Review: Journey to the Centre of the Earth

Journey to the Centre of the Earth by Jules Verne My rating: 3 of 5 stars “Where there is life, there is hope.” True! Perhaps the only thing true about this highly imaginative, fantastical narrative. An engaging adventure, replete with … Continue reading

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Review: The Mysterious Island

The Mysterious Island by Jules Verne My rating: 3 of 5 stars Imaginative, and engaging, filled with engineering details, but not altogether convincing as science fiction. Jules Verne connects this work to his Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea through … Continue reading

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