- FEBRUARY 2002 - Real Writers - Real People - the writer's magazine
cannot shake hands with a clenched fist' - Indira Ghandi
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BLAIR's ROMANIAN STEEL SCANDAL? We
broke the story first in August 2001 INDUSTRIAL
Guess why the Irish people voted against the Nice Treaty for EU
Euro honeymoon is over, so what's nerxt?
on Europes' future
...who knows whether a project is legitimate or worse, whether the
figures presented to complete the criteria, example number of new
jobs created, is genuine or pie in the sky.
Horse: year of the
Towe celebrates the Chinese New Year
friends the horses will be by your side through anything, but if
you betray them, you will be forgiven
but forgotten too'.
Passage through the Mayombe
- Republic of the Congo 1994 - A True Experience
the Congo for
the Peace Corps
I will never forget the image of hooded men with machetes running
through the aisle. Their heads were covered by what looked like
rice sacks with just the eyes and mouth cut out.
an Olympic Winner - travel
of workers are painstakingly brushing away the dust and chipping
at rock, uncovering more treasures. Tempting for the visitor to
pick up a bit of rock just to see what souvenir you can find for
their relatively high standard of living depends on tourists taking
pictures... they wear up to a dozen thick golden rings from chin
to chest, on arms and legs. Little Karen girls are slathered with
make-up to eclipse Cher.
after three months in China where the media consists of serendipitous
sprinkled with crapulous creativity. I finally found out what was
really up with Brittany Spears.
'Adverse Camber' -
Bass on India
I tried to fathom out why Id come here at all. It was sheer
mayhem. Having read so much and been told so much by previous visitors
Id convinced myself that Id be able to handle the oh
so clichéd culture shock. I was mistaken'.
Pink Slip Bus - travel
On February 11, 2002, the Pink Slip
Party Bus begins its sojourn to parts unknown. Im leaving
Boston, MA., with Brian, another fellow Pink Slipper, will be heading
for San Jose to pick up other friends.
Dublin This Year - travel
tells you where to meet the locals
Down the Mekong in Laos- travel
Dave Rich -
Lousy Lao whiskey flowing like water. Water is far superior and
less vindictive. Laos is Mexico on downers and in slow motion.
at the Bioscope -
Oscar voters might accidentally honour David Lynch for Mulholland
Drive but only because in their befuddled brains it actually
Towe's Diary - Our Vancouver Girl
'All I wish for now is that I didnt waste so much of my childhood
by being in such a rush to grow up. I honestly would give up everything
I had now to be a kid again.'
Camilo Jose Cela: the master
James Skinner reviews the writer's life
Bone Whittler - fiction
West - 'We're
doin' this one step at a time, son; there's no fancy schmancy Tokyo
assembly line for this kind of work."
The Beginning -
Jim - a First chapter
A story usually has a beginning middle and an end- but what if mine
Child Molester and the Sea
Sidi Cherkawi Benzahra
Suddenly a feeling came upon me, a feeling that somebody was watching
fiction( updated Feb
Sam North - A
novel in progress
is in my heart and I am going to be a dancer. If you miss me, I
shall be surprised.'
white thirty-six black-
Chan - a First Chapter
an environment where the only women present were the cook and the
aged Mother Superior, I guess a flash of nubile, female thigh or
a snugly encased bottom would be far from convivial to maintaining
a chaste and celibate, male state of mind.
Love Lucy - fiction
cool. Im focused. Im going to get this job.
Feedback on James Campion - comment
you jumping on the "it's vogue to claim you liked Rudy before
it was vogue to like Rudy" bandwagon? Well then, mister, I
would like to tell you ...
Friends Reunited -
Yvette Barnett finds it difficult to be a voyeur using a two-way
felt like a rabbit caught in the headlights'
Sullivan gives a personal perspective on the Irish 'Troubles'.
'Genocide tends to cause bad feeling in the long term. This is really
where the problem began'.
do write songs like they used to . . .
... Now it is possible for any musician who invests in computers
and composition programs to produce a professional sounding song.
things happen to good people - comment
Campion on Elton Brand
'People know that it takes more than just one talent to truly succeed,'
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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