Friday, March 13, 2009

Freedom to Pursue Happiness

I saw this quote in one of the walls in Royal Museum of Scotland and thought that it was good. It is written:-

"For we fight not for glory, nor riches, nor honour, but for freedom alone, which no good man gives up except with his life."

No, no, no, I am not advocating wars. To me, freedom is not restricted to the kind of freedom deemed by the Scottish heroes like William Wallace and Robert the Bruce. While I saw this, what sprang to my mind was the freedom to pursue happiness, first conceived by Thomas Jefferson.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

My Life in Turkmenistan (2006-2008)

I spent most of my time in Turkmenistan from year 2006 to 2008. Now that I have left the country for good, I realized that I've not written a single bit about my life in this country. So I decided to start a series here in my blog before my memory about this country faded away.

What? Where? Why? When? How?