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Easier To Enter an Event than a Country.

Some people are more forgiving than others, and this would appear to be the case when it comes to Paralympic runner Oscar Pistorius, who was recently convicted for the culpable homicide of girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp. 235 more words


Autobiographical Challenge: Day 21

Once I had children and was still teaching, one of my favorite things was to create field trips that my students and my children could all participate in. 226 more words

More Newspaper Coverage #PQB_News

The Parksville Qualicum Beach News has published a story concerning my book in preparation for a book reading at Parksville Library on Friday September 26th at 1:30 p.m. 6 more words

We Don't Talk About That

Should I go or should I stay?

It’s the 4th week of class and I’m falling behind. If I don’t pass all my classes, I get kicked out …again.

Why hasn’t my mom called me? 136 more words

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OK readers, what gives?

True, I’m not the Blog Superhero. I don’t have the time to post every day. Each story/post (except this one) takes hours to produce. 557 more words


Poet Anthony Madrid Spies On Dan Chiasson

At The Philadelphia Review of Books today, poet Anthony Madrid takes a look at the work of Dan Chiasson. To be honest, I hadn’t read a lot of Chiasson until recently, but Madrid urged me to and once I did I saw what he saw: “One reads to learn something not about poetry but about life.” Although not mentioned in the review, Chiasson authored a book of essays called… 210 more words


Peggy Guggenheim: The Woman Behind the Art

On the 26th of August 1898, American matron and collector of the arts Peggy Guggenheim was born in New York. “Peggy Guggenheim was one of ten children-the second of three daughters-born to Benjamin Guggenheim and Florette Seligman, both second-generation members of German-Jewish families that had built their wealth in America. 902 more words