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quenntis-ashby's picture
Jan.20.2011
it's a day I have mixed feelings about. the day of my birth. it's special of course, because i'm special - in more ways than even i know. so i'm always amused to find myself facing it year after year. today it's cold and rainy in taiwan. i got up early and had a nice hot shower before composing...
dale-estey's picture
Jan.19.2011
Tell-tale letdown: Poe visitor again a no-show BALTIMORE (AP) — Telltale hearts beat with anticipation during a rainy, midnight dreary and beyond, hoping the mysterious visitor to Edgar Allan Poe's grave would return after a one-year absence. Four impostors came and went. The real one never showed...
yolande-barial's picture
Jan.18.2011
http://www.thekingcenter.org/KingHoliday/ Wikiepedia says that " Martin Luther King, Jr. Day is a United States federal holiday marking the birthday of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. It is observed on the third Monday of January each year, which is around the time of King's birthday, January...
dale-estey's picture
Dec.08.2010
Rainer Maria Rilke was a great writer and a fair person. He was already well known when Kafka appeared on the literary scene.  On one occasion, Rainer Maria Rilke arranged to have the money he received from winning the highly prestigious Fontane Prize given to Kafka, as being the better writer...
keith-pyeatt's picture
Nov.09.2010
Yesterday we climbed aboard Segways and toured historic Tucson. It was a great and unexpected birthday treat and a wonderful way to get to know our new home town a bit better. I'm still trying to understand why standing on a machine that did all the work of moving me about built up my appetite...
elmaz-abinader's picture
Oct.14.2010
Some things in life you plan for: getting an education, maybe a marriage, children, jobs, vacations. Others happen by surprise: loss, divorce, illness. Yet, we are told that both financially and psychologically, we can prepare for old age, for retirement. We can invest, get resources, pick out...
richie-unterberger's picture
Oct.09.2010
Oct. 9 marks what would have been John Lennon's 70th birthday - a milestone hard to grasp when the final photo of the man froze him in time at the age of 40, senselessly assassinated 30 years ago this coming December. Now that the compact disc format is threatened with extinction, it could...
balthazar-rodrigue-nzomono-balenda's picture
Sep.04.2010
This summer was a long journey for me because I was involved in making plans about writing my first non-fiction book about China, and I was also doing my graduation exams. I am very glad that I passed and now, I am looking forward to start contributing to society, by looking for a job and offer my...
alison-cummings's picture
Sep.01.2010
As a child, I used to become increasingly morose as the end of summer approached. But not for the reason you might think.   I marked the progress of summer by events, starting in June with the annual two-week stay with my dad in the city. Then on to the fourth of July, when I got to pick out all...
yolande-barial's picture
Aug.11.2010
My birthday was yesterday, August 10th!  I am now officially a grown woman!  50 years old.  I woulda' never thought I could feel this good at 50.  The day came with a lot of phone calls, texts, gifts and the most beautiful sentences about how young I looked for 50, I can't believe you are 50, looks...