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Another Place To Die

by Sam North

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Travel reports & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
Sussing Out South Korea
Arya Kazemi
Being surrounded by a group of kids chanting "waygook" (the Korean term for foreigner) was after a couple of years of working and living in South Korea nothing out of the ordinary for me... This experience was quite indicative of the perils facing an expatriate in this country... more

Les Vamps
Marianne de Nazareth
Wendell Rodricks has put the tiny Indian state of Goa firmly on the fashion map more
Challenging 110th Congress
James Campion
"What country can preserve its liberties if its rulers are not warned from time to time that the people preserve the spirit of resistance?"
Thomas Jefferson
On Personal Identity & Other Minds
Kimberly Pfeifer
Contemplating the prospect of aging and dying, I realize I would prefer to continue living in a youthful body
Will lack of market demand save Icelandic whales?
Iwona Roman
"We are back in business with about 100 tons of excellent eco-friendly whale meat and blubber ready for the market.", said Kristjan Loftsson
Zen: The Art of Drinking Tea
Paul Haire in Beijing
ot so long ago I decided my spiritual side needed some fine tuning and so I would go to a tea ceremony, led by a Zen buddhist 'expert' at the Chinese Culture Club of Beijing. more
Car Thieves
Alice Vonsimson
So, Saturday was the big day. Two driving tests taken when I was living in Hawaii had come back with negative results due to technical problems (wasn't sure which pedal was the brake), poor preparation (confused about whether red lights were suggestions or orders)...

Paris: Don't Drink the Water
(Or anything else either!)…
Erin B. DeBernardo
While it's true that Parisian water is excellent in quality and taste... restrooms can be very hard to come by
Casa Deep Woods
Marianne de Nazareth
Casa Deep Woods is a wonderful resort which is at an altitude of 3000 ft. and located in the Mudumalai jungles of the Nilgiris near Ooty. more:

Rock Island Bliss

Roger L. Baty II
Joseph Campbell tells us all to find our bliss... I believe I found my bliss long ago somewhere on Rock Island more

A Sales Career Can Pay Big Money, No Matter What Your Major - Antonio Graceffo
If you get a degree in engineering, you graduate and work as an engineer. But if you graduate with a degree in English, do you work as an English? What do you actually do with a degree in history or political science?
Gerald Ford
James Campion
For some sad reason only known to the gods of misfortune, I found myself listening to the "Imus In The Morning" radio broadcast sometime during the surreally long week of funeral events surrounding the passing of our 38th president.
Let's Interface
Colin Todhunter
on how corporate jargon invades our daily lives
Drab Beijing a sleeping giant
Paul Haire
Beijing can be a pretentious place, made up of drab apartment blocks, smog and traffic jams. more

Chinese Bathhouse
Valerie Sator

Come along with us. We're going to take a bath. We made our way downtown to Ao Wei – the Miraculous Transformation Bathhouse. More
Hope At Dawn
James G Skinner
In March 2003, María Teresa, a perfectly healthy Spanish sixty year old, was diagnosed by a leading orthopaedist, Doctor Domingo Rueda of Povisa Hospital in Vigo, with Spinal Stenosis, a disord
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Ozarks Road Trip
Ari Kaufman
My fiancee and I (well, maybe just me) felt it incumbent upon us to embark on one final road trip to what many call “the American heartland. More
Trail Buddies
Eric D Lehman

Karma and friendship on White Mountain Trails More
A New Year in Prague
Natalya Popova
My Russian experience in Prague

Nagarhole National Park
Marianne de Nazareth
If you are a nature lover, only then make the trip down to Nagarhole National Park where the long awaited monsoon has rejuvenated the park after three years of drought more
A Passage to Old India
by Marianne de Nazareth
Visit Ooty and find old England alive and well in Bangalore more
Where North Meets South
Ari Kaufman
"Looville" is Kentucky's largest city. Founded in 1778 it is best known as the home of "The Most Exciting Two Minutes in Sports"


The Solitary Hunter
Jessica Schnieder
"The sky is full of birds," the boy said to me. "It is full of birds and they are all dead - watch how they are eyeless in their flight, and they are full-grown and yet without feathers of any sort," he added.


Antoinetta's Rosebush
Nickolay Todorov
Antoinetta resolved to stop herself from sneaking into the crematorium furnace and joining her dead husband Myrt more
Making it
Mark Cunliffe's spy story
I’ll make it
The man was running, fast and hard, his heart in his mouth and his lungs ablaze, he tore through the undergrowth ignoring the long stinging nettles that attacked his entire frame... more
Sheila Levin on marriage
There are, as Laura would put it, moments in time which are remembered with scrupulous precision. more
Dark-Eyed Sister
Paul Martin
She is gazing up at the night sky, her head cocked back at ninety degrees, watching the dark. It is eleven o’clock at night and she has gone out for a walk to clear her head more
The Funeral Reunion
Quentin Bates
A scrum of hard-faced women cradling extra-long Superkings between taloned fingers crowded around the flowers while husbands and dads in sharp suits passed a pouch of baccy from hand to hand in the summer sunshine
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Goodbye Ouma
Colin Harris
Dear Ouma - Seven days ago I was at your cremation, and I lost two things.
Congratulations - You're a Winner!
Thomas Healy
Later than usual for work, Gus Chesney rushed out to his Subaru wagon and started to unlock the door when he noticed the left front tire
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An Evening Out
Gina Robertson
Where does all the love go when someone dies? Mum said I was the best thing she ever did. I was loved with such a fierce burning love that sometimes I got scorched. more
Elin's Legacy
Wendy Metcalfe
Making contact with a class one alien more

New Year's Eve
D. A. Warren
It was less than an hour away from the New Year and Morna sat alone in the darkness more

Perishable by Dirk Jamison
Charlie Dickinson review
Dirk Jamison's childhood memoir, PERISHABLE, is about, among other things, a dad who decides a few minutes of daily Dumpster diving will  put food on the table for the family.


Vernon God Little
By D B C Pierre
Dean Betts Review
Vernon discovers how difficult life can become for a manufactured scapegoat more

Perfect Match by Jodi Picoult
A Jen Ames Review
"When heaven breaks, who fixes it?" What makes this book by Jodi Picoult, so powerful is the voice of five-year-old Nathaniel. A heart-wrenching tale of a desperate mother struggling between what is legally wrong, and morally right... more

21 Grams (DVD Review)
Director: Alejandro González Iñárritu
Gabriela Davies
How much does life weigh? This is the question that the narrator at the end of 21 Grams does not ask. It is the question that is left posing in the viewers mind, more

Regeneration (aka Behind The Lines)
Dan Schneider
on a great war film more
Vincent & Theo
Dan Schneider 
Vincent & Theo, may be the worst film ever made by a major director who has made a great film. more
Stranger Than Fiction

Dir. Marc Foster
Rosie Wheatcroft
a film confused in both its message and genre, Maggie Gyllenhaal’s performance is a shining beacon more
Fanning the Flames: how the ‘queer space’ of the internet and the writing of fan fiction enhances the fictional universe of Torchwood
by Jodie Corney
Vinicius - Dir Miquel Faria Jnr
Celebrating the Bossa Nova
Gabriela Davies
Dead Mans Shoes DVD
Director: Shane Meadows
Carly Mclain review
Bullying, Violence and Revenge are the three main aspects of British culture which Shane Meadows carefully combines in a disturbingly naturalistic way more

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