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*We are now in Archive Mode due to illness. - No Submissions will be accepted for the present time. Thank you for reading us. 19 years and 7469 articles in this archive - explore and marvel at life since the turn of this century.
|Shanghai in the Fast Lane
Eric D. Goodman
The sheer density of Shanghai sort of hits you in the face as you drive into it. Some say the city is literally sinking under the weight of it’s own development. It’s also said that half of the construction cranes working in the world are in China - and most of them are right here in Shanghai.
The Ring of Fire
Volcanic slopes of Central Java, terraced potato fields, farmers in conical hats, hell yea. I was finally getting the feel of the finest tropical island in the world.
Three Strangers and a Writer on the Magome-Tsumago Trail:
A Journey - Sze-Leng Tan
Never did I realise that the trail I followed that day was an answer to my heart’s calling.
|The Tax Reform Shuffle
James Campion 12/02/17
...according to the aforementioned Joint Committee on Taxation and the Congressional Budget Office, people making $40,000 to $50,000 would pay a combined $5.3 billion more in taxes, while the group earning $1 million or more would get a $5.8 billion cut.
Wha…? Yeah…it ain’t good
All Set - Catalonia Elections
As planned, the election campaign in the autonomous region of Catalonia has begun and despite most of the present deposed members of the separatist parties either in jail or exiled in Belgium these have announced that they will once again present themselves as candidates ...
|Beware Of Toasters, They’re Going To Get You
The first time I took a hammer to a machine, it was one of those big Xerox photocopiers with an A3-sized glass slab under its hood and an attitude to suit.
Mom, Me, and Boyfriends
I never once woke to the sound of my mother sneaking in with a stranger, heels in her hand. I was not reared in a house where a new man would shuffle out while I ate my cereal. But my mother has had many boyfriends...
Joan first met Patrick in a dumpster. This altercation had a lot to do with the neighborhood in which she lived.
Israel (further adventures of Patrick) by Allen Cook
New Yorkers Joan and Bob were goyim, not Jewish. By going to live in Israel they did not plan to make alliya (become Israelis.) Rather, they simply wanted to see first hand what was going on in the region.
GIRL with CAT (Blue)
by Sam Hawksmoor (First Chapters)
There was no warning this time. The enemy bomber swept in from the east, spilling its deadly guts onto the street market. Saska was running, heart in mouth, a hundred paces from the nearest underground shelter. Cat, her precious Blue Lynx was ahead of her, ears back, sick with panic...
A Note of Thanks to Hackwriters
I’ll miss Hackwriters, as I’m sure all of its writers and readers will, but it’s been a long and happy ride ...
Felicity and Nadine
Felicity was painting her nails. It was an exotic colour. It didn’t really suit her mood.
Who Will Replace Dimma’s Teeth?
It was the hour when men of goodwill ought to have retired to bed that the deafening noise emerged from Mazi Egede’s house.
Exile on Main Street
I once had a cousin who was hanged at the U.S. Army prison in San Francisco as a thief. He did the hanging himself, one day before he was scheduled to be released.
Shadow Trails - Adventures in Dark Tourism by Tom Coote
Tom Coote goes to all the places in the world you don't want to go to on our behalf. Holidays in Chernobyl anyone?
Great Travel writing from a real adventurer.
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum - Augustus de Morgan
exploring life or its approximation.
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