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Change Still Has To Come

The news has been announced today of the death of Joe Cocker, from cancer, at the age of 70. I’m not going to pretend that it affects me deeply: Cocker’s music, and his gravel-throated vocals, were not really to my tastes, but like so many I love the single that enabled him to give up being a plumber in Sheffield, the 1968 cover version of the Beatles’ ‘With a Little Help From My Friends’, from the legendary ‘Sergeant Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ album. 763 more words

Soundtrack Of A Lifetime

18 Of The Most Interesting And Inspiring Essays And Articles Of 2014 You’ll Want To Revisit

Soon another year will begin. Another year filled with exciting book releases and new, compelling voices emerging from the different depths of the writing world. I asked my friends, co-workers, and random people on the internet to let me know which articles and essays stood out to them this year. 1,885 more words

the unsolvable heartache

I found this jem on Spotify this evening as I was writing (or trying to write) my postmodernism essay. Cat Power’s cover of Sea Of Love is a song I really loved whilst I lived in Braunschweig with Ruby and Leo as their Au Pair and felt the lyrics definitely reflected how madly I had fallen in love with these two tiny creatures. 89 more words

A Holiday Wish

Usually when the holiday season rolls around, I like to spend my time as many of you do: Navigating my way through throngs of bitter last minute shoppers, making the case for the… 999 more words


Read/Share: "I Was Told There'd Be Cake" by Sloane Crosley

I’m on a quest to read 14 books in 2014. This is the tenth book I finished this year, four to go before 2015 creeps up! 393 more words


Sprained Ankles

May those who love us, love us; and those who don’t love us, may God turn their hearts; and if he doesn’t turn their hearts, may he turn their ankles so we’ll know them by their limping.

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It's A Wonderful Life (sometimes)

It’s A Wonderful Life was released in 1946 but its uncanny ability to have such a direct, emotional connection with audiences has allowed it to be programmed 68 years later in a prime-time slot on network tv in 2014. 340 more words