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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Sep.27.2013
         Simone de Beauvoir and Simone Signoret: my wife and I named our daughter after these two courageous women who were such a major part of the intellectual, artistic, and political life of twentieth century Europe and the world.  An important...
jm-cornwell's picture
Jun.24.2013
Who has not thought about Dracula, Vlad Tepes III, killer of Turks and purported vampire? Bram Stoker certainly did when he wrote his novel, Dracula, and that book has inspired the legions of writers currently churning out vampire novels by the thousands. There are vampires conflicted about...
andrew-q-lam's picture
May.16.2013
Self-immolation isn't what it used to be. This ultimate form of protest became global news in 1963 when the venerable monk Thich Quang Duc set himself ablaze in the middle of Saigon, Vietnam, protesting religious oppression. Doused in gasoline, the monk sat serenely in lotus position and lit a...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Apr.26.2013
          Why, people ask, do I wander the world?  Why do my wife and I spend time in other countries, seeking out places that are different from those we’re used to and are comfortable in?          ...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Sep.25.2012
“There’s no work for us,” Ali said, “because we’re old.”  The sound of the Bulgarian words was familiar to my ears by now.  My friend L. was translating.  Ali and his wife C. were only in their fifties, but considered themselves old – and, to be honest, their hard lives had aged them...
luke-james's picture
Mar.09.2012
PONTINS  I hate Pontins. I mean, have you ever met anyone who liked Pontins Holiday Camps? It’s more like two weeks on the set of The Great Escape than a sodding holiday. I was only fifteen and, despite the fact that I was the future king of underground hippy culture, God’s imminent gift to...
anastasia-m-ashman's picture
Jan.18.2010
Last week I was honored to be included in a group of Cross-cultural and International Bloggers to Watch in 2010. This week as the guest curator  in a review series at SheWrites, I'm pleased to note a few fellow expat bloggers. Members of the Ning network's blogging group can read it here. I'm drawn...