Author Archives: Rian Nejar

About Rian Nejar

Rian Nejar is an Indian-American author. 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.

Gun Supremacy in the land of Ameriguns

  Did we ever come out of the wild wild west? Ever learn to settle issues without violence? Or learn to ask questions, of others and oneself, before shooting first? “The Gun makes all men equal.” Does it? Equal in … Continue reading

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The Longest Winter: The Battle of The Bulge

The Longest Winter: The Battle of the Bulge and the Epic Story of World War II’s Most Decorated Platoon by Alex Kershaw My rating: 5 of 5 stars A detailed, engaging, moving narration. Kershaw balances the depiction of the courage … Continue reading

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Jesus at the foot of my bed

  “Have fun!” The friendly cashier bade an elderly lady goodbye and turned to me. “Found everything you needed? What’s so funny?” A big smile adorned my face. “Oh, the vision of a rounded, bent-over, old lady ‘having fun,’” said I. … Continue reading

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Great Power must come with Great Responsibility

Originally posted on Humbling and Humility:
Wisdom from life experiences, from Voltaire, in Marvel’s “Spiderman” (source: web, The power, of life and death, granted to our community protectors, must come with training, alike parental responsibility, where compassion governs force.…

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FREE: HnH E-Book, July 17, 18

  You’ve likely heard a captain of the financial industry describing our government’s function (dysfunction?) as “all the stupid shit.” Is it, really? Things may be simpler when one’s investing, counting beans of gold. That we understand. But political machinations, … Continue reading

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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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