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stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Feb.04.2009
It’s my very first book review!! Kudos to Barrie Summy who organized this group of authors turned part-time reviewers. I’m honored to be a part of the group. We will each post a review the first Wednesday of the month. To read through them, just click on the neat icon to the right (The Book Review...
mary-wilkinson's picture
Jan.29.2009
I happened to be in the fish store this afternoon when the call came through on my mobile phone. The fish store was having a big ''fish sale'' with twenty five percent off everything and so I found myself buying far more fish than I had planned on buying. The woman who works there told me it was a...
heywood-gould's picture
Jan.21.2009
WASHINGTON, D.C., Jan. 20...Can a man who has been honored by the Queen of England, given a TED award for social activism, named a Time  Magazine Person of the Year, nominated for an Oscar, a Golden Globe, a Grammy and a Nobel Peace Prize be all bad? Leah Schildkraut thinks he can. Bono, lead...
julia-stein's picture
Dec.27.2008
Nuruddin Farah from Somalia is one of the leading writers of the world and frequently mentioned for the Nobel Prize. His second novel got him exiled by the dictator Siad Barre. For decades he has lived in exile. His ten novels are always set in Somalia which first had the military despot Barre...
heywood-gould's picture
Dec.26.2008
BRUSSELS, Belgium, Dec. 26Upstaged and rendered irrelevant by the rise of Barrack Obama, European leaders have formed a secret task force to find ways to tarnish his image, the Daily Event has learned. "George Bush was an easy foil who made all our leaders look good," said a Euro...
raul-ramos-y-sanchez's picture
Nov.09.2008
The charges against Sarah Palin leaked to the press by unnamed McCain staffers hardly come as a surprise. When a presidential nominee selects a running mate, the VP candidate always brings an entourage. Like any merger, staff rivalries are bound to surface, especially during the stresses of a...
ugo-mattei's picture
Nov.09.2008
I do not use this kind of language as a rule but allow me an exception:  an "old, bold, short and abusive" old man, friend of fascists if not fascist himself, has impressed the world by congratulating the “tan” of President Obama.  He is the prime minister of a racist country. A few...
susan-alcorn's picture
Oct.21.2008
I received a funny e-mail today -- at least I thought it was funny. At the same time, it would be cool if it were to happen. The outfitter that I went with when Ralph and I climbed Mt. Kilimanjaro last January, Tusker Trails, is extending an invitation to Barack Obama to climb Mt. Kilimanjaro. They...
ugonna-wachuku's picture
Oct.13.2008
PROLOGUE __ "Even though we face the difficulties of today and tomorrow, I still have a dream. I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character." Martin...
arlene-goldbard's picture
Jul.02.2008
Have you ever had one of those scary ah-hah moments? Hurtling along the freeway or gazing out the window of a jet plane, suddenly coming to consciousness: Ohmigod, I'm in a metal capsule going much too fast to stop, surrounded by other metal capsules piloted by who knows what! This is crazy! All in...