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The Compendium of 20th Century Horrors

The compendium of 20th century horrors that the great historian Jacques Barzun provides in the last hundred pages of his magisterial From Dawn to Decadence  377 more words

Engaging The Culture

Some days....

I rarely sleep but today of all days, why did I have to recall a dream? I miss my forever heart, Michael, each and every day. 485 more words

Love

Cough Syrup

Most students are elated to stay home

Then, why am I miserable right now?

The soft, gray, llama-wool carpet envelops my haggard body and raggedy soul… 86 more words

Poetry

Oleander

Oleander—
Where to go from here?
Leaving my Sri Lanka,
Who’ll even shed a tear?
Slow down, heart slow down,
Lie down near any door. 66 more words

Poem

Ask Me About My Soul

Come and hear, all you who fear God, and I will declare what He has done for my soul. Psalm 66:16

I walked down a busy street in the rain to a coffee house to warm my body and settle my soul into a deeper place of peace. 435 more words

Light and Darkness

“I will love the light for it shows me the way. Yet I will endure the darkness for it shows me the stars.” – Og Mandino




The Doctors Appointment

On Tuesday I had a docs appointment, it was the morning after I’d had my horrendous night and came closest to harming myself. I couldn’t go into work before the appointment as I felt paralysed and scared in bed, couldn’t move until almost 09:00. 381 more words