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suellen-ocean's picture
Mar.04.2014
You cannot blame Arabic agriculturalists for trying to maintain their hold on the coffee trade. During the medieval era there was a tremendous amount of botanical espionage and thievery. Delicious Arabian coffee from Mocha, with its stimulating effect, must have brought a good price, and lust from...
bernadette-jansen-op-de-haar's picture
Feb.20.2014
Someone somewhere must have decided that only models can take part in Alpine skiing events. Most of the male snowboarders haven’t yet outgrown puberty: boys wearing extremely low-slung trousers and sporting odd hairdos. And the winner of the ladies’ snowboard cross had drawn a moustache on her face...
nina-amir's picture
Nov.03.2013
If you are writing a nonfiction book during National Nonfiction Writing Month (NaNonFiWriMo), I hope you’ve gone to the trouble of doing some planning before hand. Creating a business plan for a book is an essential step in creating a marketable book as well as one that serves your long-term...
courtney-filigenzi's picture
Oct.17.2013
I entered "Clover Doves" in the 2013 Writer's Digest Self-Published Book Competition. I didn't win, but I did receive the following comment and that's award enough for me!  "The writing is soulful and literate in style, painting a compelling word portrait that is given a humanist depth in the...
dr-steve-mcswain's picture
Oct.11.2013
That's the title of a new book written by Joani Schultz and Thom Schultz. And, it's a question those leaving are more than ready to answer.  The problem is, few insiders are listening. And, of course, that IS the problem. In a recent article in Christianity Today, for example, Ed Stetzer wrote...
andrew-q-lam's picture
Sep.30.2013
According to The National Center for Fair and Open Testing, there’s a disturbing trend in SAT scores in America.  Since 2006, the score over all has fallen 20 points, dropping from 1518 to 1498 in 2012, six years later. White students’ average score has fallen by a relatively small 4...
christopher-cudworth's picture
Sep.04.2013
To say that I was an active kid is an understatement on a major scale. While not exactly hyper, it was my sole mission in life from a very early age to keep moving. There was also little to slow me down. Skinny from the get-go, my activity level equaled the metabolism of a hummingbird, which made...
anne-saker's picture
Aug.07.2013
The numbers had come out. Amanda stood at the back counter, fussed over an arrangement and sighed. “Two dollars,” she muttered. I felt bad, so I dispensed the attagirl. “Still – 26th! That’s not bad.” She shrugged, fluffed the flowers in the vase. “I know, it’s great,” she said. A few minutes later...
orna-b-raz's picture
Jun.20.2013
When another mother told me that I had to make sure that my four-and-a-half-year-old daughter knew how to read before she started kindergarten that fall, I knew that I was in trouble. She explained that in the event that she didn’t read she would be put in the lowest ability group, and that would...
pete-winston-brown's picture
Mar.09.2013
  PROLOGUE   Nomad traces the fortunes of an aviation company conceived and established around the time of Papua New Guinea’s independence in 1975. That period of the country’s aviation history involved a struggle on the part of new operators to establish themselves alongside those...