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A Scenario to Consider

Imagine this scenario:

You’re shipwrecked in the Bay of Bengal and wash up on the shore of North Sentinel Island. I don’t know what you were doing aboard a ship out near the Bay of Bengal. 1,865 more words

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The veneration of water in 12 objects...number 10 Cursing tablets

“Solinus to the goddess Sulis Minerva. I give to your divinity and majesty bathing tunic and cloak. Do not allow sleep or health to him who has done me wrong, whether man or woman or whether slave or free unless he reveals himself and brings those goods to your temple…

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The Best Advice

Out of all the advice thrown at me when I was getting ready to move to Japan, the best advice I received was from our Programme Coordinator at one of our pre-departure orientations: 239 more words


The Battle of Rocking Horse Ranch

Or, How I Almost Pissed Myself On A Horse

I don’t want to give anyone the impression that I hate my parents, but in the summer of 1993 they were the two biggest assholes I had ever met. 1,436 more words

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10 Things Guests Should Never Do at a Wedding

As a guest, your job is easy-shmeasy. You show up at the ceremony & reception, you send your best wishes to the happy couple, and you enjoy all of the food, alcohol & music. 487 more words


Dear Seagoat's Planetary Advice: The Case of the Tongue-Tied Crush-er

Dear Seagoat is the Tusk’s astrological advice column. People (like you, maybe) write in with questions from their real lives and get down-to-earth answers based on their birth chart–very like an astrology reading in miniature. 1,066 more words

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The "Other" and Success

Awake by 4:30 a.m.

Most mornings anyway. My senses are alert, my mind sharp. There are no distractions and in those hours, I treasure the stillness of the world around me. 499 more words