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How Mr. Darcy Proposed Under Meg's Umbrella In Hogwarts

I bought an umbrella from China. A frilly edged, white and pink parasol with a neat wooden handle, glossy and polished.

Walking to class in the morning with the sun trying to burn my skin, I had a sudden vision of Meg going to the Gardiners’ house for the weekend, and deploring the umbrella Mrs. 231 more words

Everyday Clutter

Li Chuan’s Past (沥川往事) : Chapter 14

Xiao Qiu’s feisty spirit is clearly something that Li Chuan falls for, but it certainly makes things a lot more difficult for him. He tries to be Prince Charming, but sometimes he just runs into a wall with Xiao Qiu. 4,452 more words


Mumbling Inn

Our friends at the BBC told us yesterday:

Monday’s launch episode of new BBC period drama Jamaica Inn sparked more than 100 complaints, after sound issues left viewers struggling to understand what was being said on screen.

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In Memoriam Gabriel García Márquez

I recently listened to Gabriel García Márquez’s Nobel Prize acceptance speech for
100 Hundred Years of Solitude from 1982. His words were eloquent and his description of this spectacular work seemed to, not only provide insight into its essence, but also, into our individual lives. 194 more words

Ripples and "The Lowland"

We don’t understand where we came from. None of us. The events that went into beginning our lives, setting the stages on which we grew up–making us who we are–are beyond our control. 89 more words

Page One

My 13-year-old son, Henry, recently decided to write a novel, so today, he began at the beginning.