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Writer's Magazine: Our 10th Year -
February 2009 - Welcome
Trace of Thrace
In Plovdiv, Bulgaria, John M. Edwards snitches on the mystery-shrouded
Balkans best-kept secret: an ancient (and enduring) heresy
To Alaska - Part 3 & 4
We headed out at 0600 on Highway 2 westbound. Our goal is to
drive as far as we can. The state of North Dakota is rather boring
until you get to Devils Lake
The small coastal town of Baler in the Filipino province of
Aurora; is something of a novelty, a fairly well-kept secret gem
of a place to visit.
BC's Sunshine Coast
An Eco Adventure whatever the weather
- Jane Cassie
reported that this lush 180 kilometer (110 mi) strip of shoreline,
sandwiched between Pacific waves and coastal peaks, receives around
2,400 hours of annual sun.
Aram Mclean in Uganda
I smelled it in the air, a distant yet vaguely familiar scent
that called to me as much as it repulsed me. The compound was full
of children, orphans happy to be in school - to be given any small
chance in life.
by a Portuguese Man-o-War
I am struck, stung, I can feel my arm
loose power, feels numb, and dumb. I dont know what to do
There seem to be two guiding principles involved with possessions,
namely: none that facilitate travel, and none that connect directly
with the outside world
have you gone Muhammad Ali? - James Campion
I miss Muhammad Ali. I miss his defiance, elegance and grit.
Update - New York
Obama's solution is akin to a transfusion that by-passes
the heart and pumps energy to the rest of the body until a new
banking system can be constructed
What is transpiring throughout the world economy is about
& Progress in East Africa
Ronald Elly Wanda
history of contemporary political ideas of Africa is a neglected
field in the continent and more so outside of it.
Your Foreign Language
that I am a teacher, I understand what the nuns were saying
back in grade school. They were saying, Children learn
by listening, not by speaking."
the dickens... it's Mr. Dickens
I saying that whereas English has evolved throughout the centuries
Spanish has remained static?
Without a Programme
Some would argue that ballet and opera are no longer living
arts. That is, they do not affect the cultural landscape in the
same way films or other media do.
Nationality of Hot Dogs
In Defence of German Culture
After discussions and hours spent churning and burning inside
about all the terrible torturous things in U.S. history you begin
to see the points of the very analytical, drilling and direct
German students and their criticism of the U.S. and its role in
Consul and the Serpent Pt 1
Its been two years now since I resigned as Honorary
British Consul in this north-western part of the Iberian Peninsula.
Loi Tailang Tigers
For the hundreds of orphans at Loi Tailang Internally Displaced
Persons (IDP) camp in Shan State, Burma, football is the fantasy
escape from the memories of conflict
Alas one reaches the countdown age. According to
statistics, Ive got about 8 years to go
The gift of tears
She kept them in her eye. There were a few of them, six who
stayed always, about eleven who came and went.
She must wonder why I look like this. I am not wearing
matching pajamas, a robe, or even slippers
Peter Pan Wannabe
I wish tomorrow wouldn't come. I just need today to last that
little bit longer because today is just about right. Tomorrow is
dripping with negative connotations
When Marco turned towards China, he could never anticipate that
this decision was prelude to a journey which would take four years
Effect of Blue Light on the Human Endocrine System
Prone and alone, I luxuriated in the sun. Unaccustomed to the
heat, I dozed. "Hear the gunshots last night?"
Wanted to know if you fancied going for a coffee and then
maybe have sex after
The bed's huge and white, very very white. The whole bedroom's
James C. Clar
Apana sat at a window table in the Honolulu Coffee Company café.
The window was open, the trades were blowing ...
For most of my childhood I didnt live in fear. You dont
when you are small. But you become aware of it later, as you grow
up and the world begins to show its teeth
was on the skip. Steve was cycling home from work, just another
long day in the factory, when he saw the skip sitting in the street
just around the corner
My name is Sister Carmel. I understand that you are investigating
the death of Monsegnieur Dwyer?
"I would do anything to
protect my job," Paige could remember her co-worker Andy
muttering upon one occasion
There is a number of little things in my life that make me
remember my mother
Directed by Zack Snyder.
youve read the book, go watch the movie, you owe it to yourself,
and frankly, they deserve the price of admission!
Skins - Season Two
Ruby C Harrison review
Maybe I should be the first to say it. Put it out there and
stop waiting for one more episode like an abandoned first date still
filled with a puny hope that things willgo well. Truth is, the new
season of Skins is utter crap.
Palmer (The Dresden Dolls)
Dublins Sugar Club is a great venue
Red Dress by Gaby Halberstam
Its 1944 JoBurg, South Africa and Rifke
Lubetkin (14), daughter of a Lithuanian Jewish refugee is growing
up under the rigid control of her stern traditional mother.
by Roberto Bolano
Publisher: Picador (16 Jan 2009)
My perseverance was sure to hold out, my patience was boundless,
and yet despite my goodwill, I was horrified to find myself flagging.
What could be the possible reason for this?
Whore's Child And Other Stories, by Richard Russo
Dan Schneider review
Perhaps the best way to judge a short story writer is to look
at how he ends his tales
The Game Of Triumphs by
Michael Webb review
Cat stumbles into the bewildering world of the Arcanum where
questions are answered and secrets are revealed - will this orphaned
girl find her answers in the strange world of the Arcanum?
fleas have little fleas upon their backs to bite 'em and little fleas have lesser fleas ...ad infinitum -
Augustus de Morgan
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