A community blog for retired Sri Lankan physicians
Introduction and an invitation to blog
Virtual Reunion in Cyber Space!
We have been friends for nearly half a century, and as most of us near the magical 70, it is time to reflect on life experiences and share our individual joys and sorrows. We are a diverse group who all started at Medical School in Colombo but have now dispersed and occupy all corners of this planet.
At our batch reunion in 2015, it was a truly uplifting experience to meet so many friends that I hadn’t seen for many years. As I looked at the excited and smiling faces across the room, I thought to myself what a wealth of knowledge and experience they all brought to the event. But then, I felt that there was hardly any time to really catch-up in-depth. What have our friends been up to – where have they travelled, what hobbies have they developed, do they, like me, enjoy cooking, reading and so on.
I want everyone to participate - think of it like a brilliant online issue of Readers Digest – except all the stories are by people you’ve known for years. You are invited to write something for the site please! It can be as short or as long as you please. Your story can be anything from a funny recollection or anecdote, opinions, reviews, recipes and even philosophical thoughts and life lessons. You can write the story that you always wanted to tell but did not have the time or audience to listen, let your imagination run wild. These “blog posts” will be open to receive comments so everyone can participate.
The pen is mightier than the sword - so do remember that while we encourage freedom of expression, the language has to be moderate, cultured and not in any way rude, insulting or disparaging to any individual or a group. I have no editors – so you are responsible for your content!
Once I have enough articles, I will allow google to “index” it’s pages in public search results. I think it could be really worthwhile to make a go of this, a fun resource for all of us to share and contribute to – maybe even our children will read about what we did in our retirement!
Big Thank you ….
I am most grateful to Ranjith Thambyrajah, Guy Dabrera, Hameen Markar and Kuvera Premawardhana for their enormous support and advice given during the development of this website. Without them I could not have done this.
Last but not least I am most grateful to my daughter Camilla for building, and designing the website also inserting the content.