amaah + story   13

Dodan Barracks
coup literature Nigerian style... my own Ghanaian contribution is still brewing
observation  storytelling  story  memory  africa  culture  military  literature  coup 
june 2012 by amaah
The miraculous discovery of Psammetichus I by Daniel Mason
Daniel is in fine form, erudition on display and tongue firmly in cheek
literature  storytelling  story  humour  egypt  philosophy 
may 2011 by amaah
The Man in the Travel Trailer by Andre Kaminski
delightful short story about memory, sanity, guilt and the war, world war II
literature  storytelling  story  memory  Poland  Germany  war  guilt  culture  history  observation 
july 2009 by amaah
On Napoleon's Tooth (A cab ride from heaven)
"Funniest trip I ever had to make," said the taxi driver. "So I gets a call on me wireless, an' 'e says; 'Ere, I've got one for you. Yeah, you're gonna like this one, I want you to go to this address, in Kensington, pick up Napoleon's tooth and take it to
life  humour  street  London  taxi  Napoleon  SmallThings  storytelling  story  culture  cockney  fun  funny  zingers  dentist  ebay  England  language 
june 2006 by amaah
Identity Theft
"Sleep. Finally. Sleep / Medicine, Try To Get Better / Wake Up One Day / They Say You're A Bomber"
Part 2 of the Things Fall Apart series
Ghana  London  bombing  identity  reflection  drama  globalization  Africa  culture  terrorism  immigrant  life  Schadenfreude  journalism  branding  perception  anomie  story  ThingsFallApart  toli 
march 2006 by amaah
Mind The Gap
Mr Wedding Ring meet Miss "gap between the elevator and the floor". I'll leave you two alone...
life  bus  story  improbable  mishap  whimsy  accident  Cambridge  thecomfortsuite  comfort  ThingsFallApart  toli 
february 2006 by amaah
On the Marionette Theatre by Heinrich von Kleist
Grace appears most purely in that human form which either has no consciousness or an infinite consciousness. That is, in the puppet or in the god.
philosophy  literature  books  story  perception  kleist 
november 2005 by amaah
Rude Food. Live Octopus Tentacles. The Prince. Los Angeles, CA.
Silly me. I could not have underestimated my dinner more because once in my mouth, the tentacle went into attack mode and aggressively suctioned on to my teeth, tongue and bottom lip making it nearly impossible for me to manipulate my mouth in order to ea
food  review  funny  odd  story  life 
september 2005 by amaah
Deadwood and the Web Application Leap
A spaghetti western in the technology world set in the town of Deadwood, Wild West, USA. 6 million ways to die: choose one.
whimsy  web  technology  adoption  standards  browser  software  satire  history  BestPractices  wit  parable  deadwood  story  storytelling  programming  programmability  design  patterns  movies  spaghetti  westerns  rest  microsoft  netscape  mozilla  lotus  ibm  strategy  ClintEastwood  toli 
may 2005 by amaah
Not tonight honey, I'm having idempotency issues...
They found a solution that worked, that made the client say "Hey neat, that does what I want and it looks cool". The client doesn't care if it's a button or a link. The client really doesn't care if it's a RESTful interface or a SOAP RPC interface. They m
technology  adoption  standards  html  forms  software  button  xforms  web  BestPractices  story  storytelling  programming  design  patterns  rest  google  strategy 
may 2005 by amaah
The Unloved HTML Button and Other Folktales
A long, long time ago in a far, far-away land, there lived an HTML Button. It lived happily with its parents, Mr HTML and Mrs Form, and its siblings: the older brother Text Entry Box and younger sisters, Drop-down List and Radio Button...
transportation  rail  whimsy  technology  adoption  standards  html  forms  software  button  xforms  web  satire  history  BestPractices  wit  parable  story  storytelling  programming  design  patterns  hyphens  delimiters  railroads  trains  rest  google  strategy  zingers  hillary  hilarity  serendipity  ghana  toli  resource  modeling  resourcemodeling 
may 2005 by amaah

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