International Writer's Magazine - April 2008
Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
Marianne de Nazareth
I have been in Swansea for almost eight months and it has rained
and been depressing for most of those months.
Peugeot Vs Les Rues
Phil Grimes/Kristeen Griffin-Grimes
Thank heaven French cars are small. Drive through a typical village,
and you realize that your basic SUV would never make it.
The first day. A stranger walking in your skin, through the calles,
the streets of this beautiful town, Madrid
Night on Sugar Mountain
Eric D. Lehman
Sucrerie de la Montagne, or sugar-shack of the mountain,
was the dream-turned-reality of Pierre Faucher ...
Berlin-Krakow Night Train
Ying -Lan Dann
"Krakow is an oasis, when they come, they can't seem to leave"
Tabytha Towe in Thailand - Part
If you didn't know any better or have enough common sense it
is easy to get ripped off.
Australia - Part Two
Melbourne is a pretty damned phenomenal city! It has everything
Barack Obamas Inability To Bury The Clinton Ghost Dooms
What Oil Crisis?
Pumping up Oily Propaganda
of an Elitist
I am repeatedly, and in many ways, revoltingly astounded how utterly
stupid most people are, and by most people, I mean anyone but
no attention to Pennsylvania consummate fundraiser Governor
Ed Rendell has the state locked down,
for One Houses
Make Me an Offer- James Skinner
'What is a bubble?
& Turns of an Arab traveler
Dr Marwan Asmar
We Arabs differ from Europeans, Arabs generally dont have
the must holiday spirit on their calendar list, despite
the fact things might be changing
Mercanaries in Burma
Anyone fighting today should be doing it for free
& Cooking Food in Spain
Frankenstein squid and shops the size of wardrobes
That Sucks -I'm Fine but
The way we speak drives me crazy! Well, it doesnt
really drive me anywhere, nor causes me to have a psychotic
break, but it can be intensely frustrating.
Encounter Nature Through
the 12 Senses
Most beings here - plant or animal - are melded into this spacious
and soul-purifying landscape.
I awake only to move to the couch. And there I stay, rising only
to down a Paxil.
you May Know
A few days ago Im lackadaisically browsing Facebook, when
out of the corner of my eye something interesting pops up
Florentine Affair to Remember
My night started out like any other: a dinner of risotto, accompanied
by the finest bottle of Chianti that five euros could buy.
The Home Buyer Be Aware
Considering buying a home right now? It's the fast track to the
There is a small fishing town tucked away in a miniscule
bay on the north Atlantic on the southern coast of Galicia, Spain
Opinions on Linguistics held by failed Language Learners
There are a number of urban myths, and misconceptions, about the
way we learn and process language.
A Week in Venice
First impression of Venice from the airplane window was a surprise:
"Were we landing on water?"
Fun Part - continues
The monied interests reacted with dismay at Clintons
AmmanA livable metropolis
Amman is our pride-of-place, it is a local city yet so cosmopolitan
in character. We need to make it greener in the next decade
Crap Towns - Part Three
Expect the Unexpected
When you arrive at your new town on the prairies, stay in
Eight Horsemen of 2012
Paul Dale Roberts, Futurologist
Why is 2012 so significant? Should we be worried? Should
we even care?
Families & teachers
Growing up in a coastal "liberal" family, most of my friends
shared similar, ignorant views on what those strict parents in the
so-called "heartland" were all about.
Ari Kaufman in SW Kentucky
is America at its most authentic. I'd
honestly say this is clearly one of my five or six favorite small
cities in America now
Family on the Block
My first German Halloween - getting
to know the zombies on our street
Doing the Mandango
It was a beautiful day. The Tuesday morning sun brilliantly shined
over the tiny pueblo
Texas Long-Haired Rifle Association
It took me a minute or two before I realized that Harry wasn't trying
to pretend he didn't know me
Gary Horton used to have a Swiss Army knife that I enjoyed ridiculing
"Welcome to Karma Koffee, home of the $450 dollar coffee, how can I help?
I was pretty excited about getting the job on my first interview
until I discovered that my salary would be $75 a week,
Tara L Clark
'This is no big deal.' Jerry mumbled to himself while clutching
We decided to run away after Bettys parents found out she
James C. Clar
"Liam, Im not much of one when it comes to pets,"
The year is 1744.
A big fat harvest moon shone that night upon the forests of the
village of Moon Steere as Tom Carter ran for his life.
Connie, I found the solution to our problems.
Darwin reached into his front pocket and removed a Powerball lottery
The Beverely Birch Interview
Finding myself sitting in front of a woman with 43 books in her
name and the power to make and break young writers dreams is rather
Directed by Jon Favreau
Robert Downey jnr, Terrence Howard, Jeff Bridges, Gwyneth Paltrow
Jack Clarkson review
but Robert Downey Jr. himself could ever have played Tony Stark
quite so well
Dr. King's Refrigerator, & Other Stories, by Charles Johnson
Dan Schneider review
American novelist Charles Johnson has published three collections
of short stories ... this third collection, released by Scribner's
in 2005, is by far the weakest.
Teenage Kicks by Clive
Gavin Gerlach review
Despite youth being wasted on the young, Clive Gifford seems determined
to get teenagers everywhere to make the most of their formative
years with Teenage Kicks.
Irina by Sarra Manning
Hodder Children's Books
Aby Davis review
Irina Kerchenko is trying to nick a dress from a Moscow Prada
when she is spotted.
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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