Expectations

Great Expectations THAT DAY was a day like every other. Maybe it was this awareness that tipped the scale. We'll never know. But, you know people, we live to surmise. Thing is, Jeffrey was bored, really bored and had been for quite a while. I remember him saying to me one day that he was …

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SHEN YUN

We had the treat of a lifetime last night, at the Theatre of Udine, while attending the performance of SHEN YUN. This performance exhilarated for so many reasons. First and foremost is the back story. In 2006 a group of Chinese artists gathered in New York to form the non profit SHEN YUN performing arts …

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Feeling bad can be good

Regret, sadness, embarrassment mixed with astonishment, joy, euphoria mixed with disappointment, jealousy, anger and a slew of nuanced emotions in between is probably where most of humanity sits in the 'feelings' department. Yet, this state is starkly opposite to a world that flogs the need to be 100% happy 24/7 and where being happy is …

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Look Watch Observe

To look - direct one's gaze toward someone or something or in a specified direction. To watch - look at or observe attentively over a period of time To observe - notice or perceive (something) and register it as being significant So much all around us, but without curiosity and questions we miss so much. …

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Bernardine Evaristo and Loverman

A snazzy read! Wickedly funny and piercingly true. Evaristo hits the mark in her depiction of family, gender, expectations, ageing and illicit love. The story and characters are as colorful as the book cover. The African-Caribbean identity and language is like a song in this bittersweet, moving, humorous and hopeful read. And here are two …

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The life and times of Mr. P. Bag

It really is a testament to the unexpectedness of life. My downfall, that is, and, actually, the entire Bag family's fall from grace. You can trace our ancestry back to Sweden, where generations of pioneering Bags set forth into the world with their adventurous avant-garde spirit. Their unified vision to assist and facilitate lives made …

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Spring clean your Inner self, your Outer self will thank you

Spring has sprung! And with it comes the required seasonal sort out of house and garden, as well as a call to living a healthier life. So why not add to that list, an invitation to purge your innermost self as well. Here is my suggested to do list based on personal experience and observation. …

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Simplifications

Lisa Fotio She stood on the dock with the roar of the wind in her ears, her clothes flapping about. From this vantage point, the horde on shore had morphed from individual bits of flotsam into an ever increasing pulsating organism of movement and sound. A group of young men knocked into her, as they …

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Swing

Pixabay Schmooze me Booze me Long as I can lose me Even for just an hour Lie to myself It'll be okay Hold tight let go seems alright then don't know tic tac toe to and fro a losing game most every day trying crying feeling close to dying Gotta let go one final blow …

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For whatever mood you are in

Triage of reads that, in my opinion, work well together When you are in the mood for some deep introspection Romanticism, yearning, disappointment, betrayal in much earlier times. Nail biting action, fast paced and adrenalin pumping reads you can chew on. The raunchier, experimental, freer side of living and writing. (Bukowski title in English is: …

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