International Writer's Magazine - MAY 2008- Welcome
Travel stories & guides
Politics & Issues
Ways of living
One Fine Day
Highly outnumbered, wounded bulls entered the rowdy arena to
be stabbed to death by costumed men.
Cornwall diving trip
The University of Portsmouth Sub Aqua Club journeyed to Cornwall
for a fantastic week of diving
Steve Tothill in Phuket
from the sandy beaches its well worth spending time wading
through the wok smoke to discover refreshing architectural gems
kill tourisms golden egg
For the sake of tourisms long-term future in Jordan, hoteliers
must not increase their prices...
the Real John McCain stand up - James Campion
has to distance himself from the currently doomed Washington atmosphere
and rally the very troops who stand accused of screwing everything
How to Pop The Oil Bubble
When essential commodities are no longer traded in a free
market that relies on supply and demand new legislation is needed
to correct the insanity.
James Campion on Election'08
Race, Gender & The New Frontier
cultural landslide that has sprung from the 2008 Democratic
primary race is nothing short of historic.
Make A Deal
James Campion - Election '08
The unrecognizable stench of bitter and lasting defeat draped
Fighter to Paramedic
Graceffo in Manila EMS school
Having spent most of my life learning to end life, it's a change
learning to save it.
Colleen Kelley in Cadiz
Nine hours on a plane, two days of road trips with inexplicable
vomiting, eight hours on a bus -finally we arrived at Puerto de
Seven Years in Asia
Antonio Graceffo turns 40
It has been seven years since I had quit my job on Wall Street
to become a full time adventure writer.
Suffering Continues in Burma
A country in denial cheats its people of a right to live
Winning at Portsmouth
Alex Hillman examines Portsmouths reaction to the FA cup final.
Adventures in the Minor Leagues
Brett A Padelford
A 3,250 mile trip through the American West experiencing minor
league baseball in many forms
Postcards from Persia
On the way to Iran, John M. Edwards wonders if they play Uncle
Wiggly in Tehran
Mai in Laos
Travelling down the Mekong in a narrow wooden boat provides
plenty of time to contemplate ones future
Kate Mead in Ghana
It was 1:30 in the morning, and I was exhausted from a day
of travel and a night of dancing.
Unexpected Stop in Extremadura
Tyrel W. Nelson
The putrid smell that permeated the rail car. "Huele
mal, huele mal (it smells bad, it smells bad)," she kept
|Indulging in Derived Hell
would think after the Enron scandal and the dot com bust that
human financial infamy and shamefulness would cease...well think
of Destruction, my friend
Man is the only animal that trips over the same stone twice,
or a dozen times!
are not safe times to call oneself a thinker
Bryan Blake on US politics
Sounds to me like I need to improve upon the cubicle fort
Ive recently built to keep out the babbling idiots and social
golems of the office
Compared with English, Arabic is an easy read if it is written
Fools on a Hill
Darren Skelton in Haxey
Round our way you see Hood Day is bigger and better
than Chrsitmas Day itself
La Fete Des Saveurs
The elite of Quebecs Charlevoix gourmet region simply enjoying
themselves at La Fête Des Saveurs
brief history of the worlds first telecommunications company
Departing from New Delhi, I left behind the raw, musty smell
of sweat covering every surface in India for the mystique of Nepal.
John M Edwards
Back in the days when I ate TV dinners in a partially flooded
basement, watching, Voyage to the Bottom of the Sea
and Land of the Giants,...
Film & Books
in America: Weed 101
I found Flyn in our dorm, smoking a joint. There was a kid with
him. I asked what his name was and he said his name was Zack. It
seemed incredible but I let it go.
of Age in San Francisco
The new campaign stinks, interrupted Fiegelman.
Greetings from Caen
France, July, 1944, near Caen
Hello my little snowflake. Do you remember when I first called you
that? My little snowflake. That terrible winter when we were twelve
The Ghost in the Machine
There was once a computer named Daniel. All day long he'd sit
and wait for someone, anyone to help him out of his misery.
in Britain Book
Pure Russian Spirit with English Translation
(June 5th-10th in London)
The Festival is a wonderful and exciting Literature occasion
literally packed with interesting events readings, competitions,
workshops and, of course, inspiration
by Sam North
'Grandma Swivelhead, fortune tellers, bodies
in the Thames, a young boy's induction to ghostworld'
'An engaging, unusual and completely engrossing read' - Beverly
Birch- author of 'Rift'
Be one of the first to read it
- order now -
His name is Nathan
saw it from when he got to being a teenager, but it was coming
from before that. He was at school most times, didn't miss a day
unless it was for something important. Not like some of them other
Michael Chacko Daniels
Not your beloved Bell Avenue in Chicago,
I say, as billboards beckon through fog to far planetary corners.
Last Free Cat by Jon Blake
Sam North review
future without cats - most are dead of the deadly HN51 virus. Only
the very rich can afford cats now and they are strictly controlled
- ordinary people live in fear of catching a deadly flu from untagged
Directed by Jon Favreau
Jack Clarkson review
but Robert Downey Jr. himself could ever have played Tony Stark
quite so well
Last of the Warrior Kings
by Sarah Mussi
Hodder Childrens Books, 2008. £5.99
Anona Evans review
is portrayed as a modern day hero. He is a lone crusader, fighting
to restore the faith and property of an ancient civilisation.
The Beast Of Yucca Flats
Directed by Coleman Francis.
how I missed this is beyond me; especially given that its lead
star is the truly legendary Tor Johnson, of Plan 9 From Outer
Wristcutters: A Love
Director: Goran Dukic
Calvin Hussey review
To judge a book, or DVD as it were, by its cover the title "Wristcutters"
doesnt exactly conjure up the most positive of images.
A World Apart
Gabriela Davies on film
'Things we lost in the fire' comes as a clean break from the
happy endings we are used to. The narrative is strong, yet simple.
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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