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Martinus de Beer

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Kama versus Karma

Aargh! I had a great shock when I read my first post today. Somehow – I am not giving details – karma changed to kama in the title. What difference does a li’le ol’ r make? Well, guess what? A lot.

I meant it as a play on words, but it ended up as a very interesting tip on dispelling writer’s block – please do not ask me the dynamics of achieving this, because I haven’t tried it… yet. Karma – loosely translated – deals with causality. In other words: what goes around, comes around. Kama, on the other hand, means… yeah, well, look it up in the dictionary.

I had an bump in with karma today, I set up an interesting opportunity for myself and just as I though the attempt got lost in red tape, I get an e-mail back. Here’s hoping it all goes well. No kama today, though!

More details to follow – provided that there is details to follow.


Recent comments:

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Marion</a>
    January 14th, 2008 @06:29 #

    Yeah, that just shows you. Ben didn't specifically state that one must think CLEARLY before posting a topic, since that name can't be changed. What do we say in AFrikaans Martinus: "Wat die hart van vol is... loop die mond van oor!"

  • Ben - Editor
    Ben - Editor
    January 14th, 2008 @09:13 #

    Good thing I wasn't put in charge of editing the novel">Ron Irwin has been promoting - the Karma Suture:

    My apologies, Martinus, for being an over-zealous and under-sensitive editor. But at least you were able to squeeze another blog post out of the petite catastrophe!

  • <a href="" rel="nofollow">Martinus</a>
    January 15th, 2008 @06:29 #

    Apology accepted. Although, I should rather thank you for providing me with the perfect material for a second blog. After the initial shock had subsided, I found it very amusing.

    Thank you.


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