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Grand Canyon Crow
An Insufferable Trip
Cassidy Sommer

Our four-day trip to Arizona from South Carolina started with my getting infectious mononucleosis. For the few of you who don’t know, that’s the kissing virus.
Even in Africa, Mother Knows Best
David Russell

"We’ll stop here", whispered our driver, Meiza. Here, being the side of a dirt road late one afternoon while returning to camp from an afternoon game drive on the Serengeti.

Big Horn
It Happened at Little Big Horn

Bonnie Devet
Time haunts the Little Big Horn. On top of Last Stand Hill ... sits an obelisk, the kind Victorians loved to raise during the 19th century in order to honor the dead.

Fraser Island Outrage
Tom Coote
Life on the bus and other stories

Daniel Cann
We arrived late, tired and dishevelled at the Prince of Wales Backpackers in Bundaberg. Enquiries like ‘So how is it here?’ were met with muted derision and raised eyebrows

The Woodstock Miracle &
The Aging of Aquarius

August 15th-18th 1969
James Campion
During the weekend hours that passed in that field in Bethel, New York, the world got to see the best of the human spirit – not by conquest or violence, our favorite pastimes, but sharing, caring, singing and imbibing. Lots and lots of imbibing.
Tinsel Town Terror & The Demonizing of the Drug Culture
James Campion
One Night in Hollywood

In the wee hours on the morning of August 9, 1969 four ragamuffin refugees from the California commune/cult acid culture hijacked by a lunatic thirty-four year-old con man, pimp murderer, Charles Milles Manson slipped over the high steel black fencing of 10050 Cielo Drive, Benedict Canyon, Los Angeles.

Der Spiegel Trump Hatred On Parade
James Campion
The Rise of White Nationalism & the Ongoing Threat of Domestic Terrorism 8.16.19
It has been clear from day-one that Donald Trump is working on some level of racial paranoia
Oh to be a Nun
Tabitha Towe
Confessions of an ex party girl

Simian Bonds
Dean Borok

Excuse me for stating the obvious, but marriage is for idiots, OK? Modern romantic love was created as a showbusiness gimmick by French poets and troubadours
Failure at the lake
Eric D Lehman

When I was sixteen, my brother Andy and I hiked up the summer Sierra in the backcountry near Lake Tahoe. Our parents had left us with two water bottles and worried instructions to stick to the trail

REVIEWS Film & Books

by Sam North
Magenta - the girl with the red hair and brilliant smile that hid so much pain.  The girl who fled the fire and began to live again.
Mad and starving I watch the starry dynamo in the machinery of Night
What is revealed in my hormone soaked body that seems to constantly yearn, always yearning for something, sometimes uncontrollably

First Love, Paradise, Tenderness and Vertigo
Abigail George
I can’t stand your love affairs Jerome. Your one night stands, the booze talking, the gospel truths coming out of your mouth, and your orange or pineapple juice laced with vodka.
Moscow Olympics
(extract from Losing Laika)

Charlie Dickinson

... as Andrei wrote, the war was dragging on endlessly and kept him there. He mentioned that fighting the mujahideen seemed as impossible as eradicating a fungus. Even if they won every battle with the guerrillas, the enemy seemed to live another day and always popped up elsewhere.

Once Upon a time in Hollywood
Once Upon a Time in Hollywood
Written & Directed by
Quentin Tarantino
Starring Leonardo DiCaprio, Brad Pitt, Margot Robbie, Al Pacino, Dakota Fanning
Nostalgic and affectionate focus on the lives of actors in 1969
A Land Without Jasmine
by Wajdi Al-Ahdal
Published by Garnet
I hesitated to write a review of 'A land without Jasmine', not because I didn’t enjoy this beautifully written novella but because it has a lasting haunting effect that is hard to shake off
Not like the movies: The Cape Corps (1940-1946) and the legacy of apartheid - Abigail George
They have seen combat, they have seen death, they have seen Kenya, and these “agents of terror” serve and protect their country selflessly and will define future generations to come.

Great 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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