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bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Feb.10.2014
        Streets we walked along yesterday are burning today – and not just in one city or country.  Arab Spring began with demonstrations and protests in December 2010, leading to uprisings and civil wars in at least a dozen countries, but they aren’t the...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jan.24.2014
           It’s almost impossible to travel without coming up against the violence that’s such a part of the human story.  Maybe it has always been this way, but it seems more immediate these days.  The causes may be varied, but the...
kim-packard's picture
Oct.25.2013
Yom Kippur War was launched by Egypt (under Anwar Sadat) and Syria (Hafez al-Assad) against Israel (Golda Meir) in an effort to regain Israeli-occupied territories, the Golan Heights along the northeastern border of Israel, for Syria, and the Sinai Peninsula along the southern border of Israel, for...
suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.18.2013
Viking is from the Old Norse word vikingr, and is used to describe the pirate Northmen who plundered the coasts of Europe in the 8th to 10th centuries. Viking is also another name for sea rover. The title Norseman and Northmen have the same meaning; it's used to designate ancient Scandinavian men,...
farzana-versey's picture
Jul.08.2013
I felt guilty enough to realise I could not bring about any radical change. If you need 'artistic' legitimacy for beliefs, then you are just scattered words, a riff, a mute painting. --- I learned my lesson many years ago as I walked out of her hut, her children trailing behind me in the narrow...
moni-schott's picture
Jul.04.2013
People. They shine brighter than a million galaxies put together on some days. It’s their goodness, their generosity of time and of giving, whether of material or emotional substance, of love that can make any heart of stone, gooey. That heart-warming nature of human beings is a superpower that can...
bruce-douglas-reeves's picture
Jun.21.2013
           The days were long and scorching and the nights nearly as hot and long, and there we were, in Ouarzazate, someplace in the inland desert of Morocco.  Furnace-like winds flew like the music of discordant, battling bands past our...
dale-estey's picture
May.23.2013
Kafka is open - God knows - to interpretation. Here are a series of cartoons which are currently being exhibited in Cairo. Jiri Sliva has adapted some of Kafka's work visually - and why not?Kafka himself adorned his manuscripts with many cartoon drawings - literally often just stick figures. Kafka...
bob-mustin's picture
Mar.08.2013
  Poets & Writers, March/April 2013 Sometimes writers just need to get away from family and day job and hobnob with other writers, you know? So every year about this time P&W publishes an issue on retreats for writers, this being 2013‘s version of that. Some are romantically...
suellen-ocean's picture
Feb.25.2013
For over 7,000 years there was a Bull Cult religion practiced throughout the ancient world. The Hebrews though had other ideas in mind and came up with monotheism, and brought to the world, the belief in worshipping one god. There was a point in Hebrew biblical history where the Hebrews made a...