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Another Place To Die
by Sam North
Great Flu Pandemic of 2009 is coming.
Are you prepared?
will keep readers in suspense, laced with gritty-gallows humor'
plausible, and sickeningly addictive, Another Place to Die
will terrify you, thrill you, and make you petrified of anyone
who comes near you...'. Roxy Williams - Amazon.co.uk
Another Place To Die
Diamonds - The Rush of '72 By Sam
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terrific piece of storytelling' Historical Novel Society Review
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Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
High and Dry
Laguna Verde, El Norte Chico
Here, at the top of the world, you cannot help gasping. There
is the altitude, 4,328 meters, to be sure. The air is as thin, dry,
and uninspiring as gallows humor.
The moment I stepped off the bus in Chinchon, the rain stopped.
An hour later the first rays of sunshine broke through the cloud
Beijing and My Pseudo Sign
Anna Loraine Balita
says you cant survive in a country where you dont speak,
read and understand the language? I did, for one whole week!
Jordans Azraq Wetland:
It was 6:15 in the morning, there was a chill in the air but
the dew and the mist were intertwining with the brilliant sunshine.
Month Of Peeling Back White House Mayhem. This is truly a country
run by lunatics. It is the only explanation.
you think the British Government will look after you
Ive finally decided
to retire as Her Majestys governmental representative
after nearly 5 years of rescuing Brits from the gallows...
On Main St
I gave you diamonds, you give me disease.
On May 12, 1972- the greatest rock and roll album hit the
south of the border
Ray Heap in Mexico
For now I am quite at peace with myself, sitting in a bar at
the Mexico city Airport I have a beer in front of me and their little
Tequila try outs
The Green Dog of Sosua
In a world of big putas its impossible for a guy
to have a little fun.
Other Adams Family
Eric D. Lehman
On a bright August morning, my girlfriend and I drove into downtown
Quincy, Massachusetts, searching for the Adams National Historic
Site. Where was this house?
'All this happened, more or less'
Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
Science has yet to define the meaning
of wisdom in scientific terminology. I guess they require some type
of theoretical proof that wisdom exists?
I check the word in my dictionary nervously one last time
as I wait at the bus stop - a hundred Chinese bodies squashed
together look down at me.
Concert Cures All
"Get out of the road!" I exclaimed for the millionth
time to my 90 Villanova students blocking a side street.
The intellectual I knew
first met Hassan Al Karmi when he was in his 90s. He was still
as sharp as a tack. He was living another of his golden ages.
He had already 14 Arabic-English, English-Arabic dictionaries
under his belt and he was now writing treatises on Islam and the
& Fail Again
used to feel really great. Then I started to watch TV on a regular
Is there a future
for the car?
Sam North 2007
The key to public transport in cities is reliabity, price, accessibity
and safety. A city that does not reinvest in a constant cycle in
people-moving will die.
Marianne de Nazareth
Come the weekend and with spring out in all her glory, we
the Erasmus Mundus Masters in Journalism students decided to see
Amsterdams famous spring garden- The Keukenhof Lisse
A Day in Torremolinos
Martin Green takes it easy
Our tour, taken as a gesture of defiance in the face of all
of the family and physical problems engulfing us during the past
year, had started in Madrid then along Spain's southern coast...
If ever a nation had an undeserved reputation for danger and
hostility it would, in my humble opinion, be El Salvadors.
Barbés sur Mer
Dean Borok on Brighton beach
Stepping out of the house, all set to go work out, in my sweat
suit and carrying my boxing gloves, I felt the warm temperatures
and saw the beautiful sunny day, and I knew I couldnt go
through with it.
Aranjuez shimmers like a desert oasis on the dusty Castillian
plateau, and the river Tajo runs through it. Five years ago UNESCO
awarded the city World Heritage status
Creative Anthology by students at the University of Portsmouth
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'Lustful skeletons to Victorian Murders
Guy Block hated tutorials.
A long spring afternoon was laid out in front of him with nothing
but a depressing wave upon wave of snivelling students demanding
his full and earnest attention.
It wasnt fair.
The next day made a grand jump cut for Ralph and Kathy.
We usually swallowed our medications at night, and then the
sleep of the dead. The following day either faded in or made
a transition to the next. But we never knew for certain. That
was the tao of handis, a portmanteau word for craziness.
Its one of those Saturday mornings where I am perfectly
content on be woken up by the white hot light of the sun blasting
through my cracked window shades. Sleep is great but I am roused
by the sun itself.
We were approaching the coast just below Vinh only twenty
minutes after leaving the carrier Franklin D. Roosevelt (CV-42)
on duty in Yankee Station. For weeks we had been hitting the
docks of Haiphong and the other ports of North Vietnam and there
was scarcely a target left.
My Best Friend
Directed by Patrice Leconte
Starring Daniel Auteuil and Dany Boon - Sam North review
Contrivance: An artifice, the slightest, flimsiest idea to hang
a movie on
The Wild Bunch
Director Sam Peckinpahs two hour and twenty-five minute
long 1969 Western classic, The Wild Bunch, is an influential
and important film
- The Rush of '72
A great summer read from the Western Frontier - order your copy
by Stephanie Meyer
A gripping romantic vampire story with bite...
Guy Block strode through the dull corrugated roofed, glass and
brick walled tube that Hopemouth University entitled a corridor
with a sense of purpose. Nothing would get him down today...
The garden was silent and still. Moonlight seeped across the
grass, a dark velvet sea, soft and seductive to my bare touch. Each
blade of grass caressing my skin gently as I walked.
Joseph Guderian is drilling for oil
Hank Croix walked out of the pharmacy mumbling to himself when
he couldnt get a refill on his prescription for sleeping pills.
He was told hed have to wait until the doctor returned to
the drilling camp next week.
One morning in mid-April when a heinous cold front from the
northern United States finally finished a week long refrigeration
campaign on the South, the sun shone brighter and hotter than anyone
in Murfreesboro, Tn could have ever hoped.
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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