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margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Nov.09.2010
Like most people who follow the news I've been reading about the rapes in the Congo that have been going on since 1998, stories of such horror that it dwarfs any other brutal stories I've ever read. Old women, young women, children, no one escaped the tentacles of rape. I've never been to Africa. I...
sunny-singh's picture
Nov.08.2010
University of Oklahoma's venerable magazine World Literature Today (established as Books Abroad back in 1927) has dedicated its November/December issue to writing from modern India.  Of course, the focus on Indian writing is not new for the magazine. It carried a brief survey of Indian poetry...
dale-estey's picture
Aug.05.2010
  You can count the number of books in the world on 25,972,976 hands 8/05/2010 08:36:00 AM Ever wonder just how many different books there are in the world? After some intensive analysis, we've come up with a number. Standing on the shoulders of giants—libraries and cataloging organizations—...
thierry-kauffmann's picture
Jun.26.2010
My morning starts with Mozart. I put four sonatas interpreted by Matsuko Uchida in my player. The sun is not up yet, it is 4 am. Parkinson alters the natural rhythm of sleep, and I frequently wake up in the middle of the night. I like it, for it is quiet. I can hear myself think, and Mozart. His...
sandra-f-carrington-smith's picture
May.26.2010
  Our world is going through a hard shift. On that, I believe, everyone is likely to agree. Not only does it seem that our planet is being traumatized by increasingly frequent disasters, but also the people inhabiting it are struggling to just make it to the next day. All one has to do is open any...
michelle-malsbury's picture
May.19.2010
Years ago I had the pleasure of working for Whitney Houston while she was preparing for her "I'm Your Baby Tonight" tour. Here's how it all began....I had been living in Key West, but had previously lived in Miami and had many friends still living in Miami. One day a friend of mine in...
ileana-araguti's picture
Apr.09.2010
The beauty of the world never fails to amuse me. Growing up in the luxury of the rain forests and the fertility of the cloud forests, truly spoiled my senses as a child....but now as an adult traveler, a much better appreciator of our world — and overall life, I realize that every inch of the...
eveline-de-bruyn's picture
Mar.21.2010
The human mind is undergoing radical change, bringing about a psychological revolution, spiraling inward. This in turn will bring about a much needed major social change; our corrupt society, with its vast injustice, wars, brutality & violence, no longer holds valid to those of us who have...
margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Feb.19.2010
The world is full of surprises.  Not all are to our liking.  Some wear a different face in the beginning and takes us where we didn't want to go.  Others are upfront and the colors and sounds are sharply tuned.  No surprises there, everything is open.  We want our world to be stable, pleasant,...
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Feb.17.2010
When I was growing up in the 1970s and 1980s, the Olympics were all about beating the Soviet Union. China was a dark force whom "we" didn't like very much, but the Soviet Union? Yeesh. Darth Vader, Sauron and Lex Luther all rolled up into one.   Have times changed. My family and I...