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War is over… not quite yet

You hear it everywhere as we approach this time of year – in the shopping malls, on the radio, the optimistic crooning from John and Yoko’s classic: “War is over, if you want it”. 736 more words

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“You don't write about the horrors of war. No. You write about a kid's burnt socks lying in the road.” ―Richard Price Read here an excerpt from FRANCESCA, when the heroine’s home town of Dili, capital of East Timor, was invaded by the Indonesian army:

"Hogan’s adept storytelling makes us ponder our spiritual essence."

About THE LAST ISLAND in a Greek American newspaper The Greek Star:


Novel Explores Themes of Redemption, Escape, Love, Our Flawed Nature

Playwright David Hogan offers an intriguing novel, “The Last Island,” based on a fictional Greek island in the Sporades. 587 more words


Zen Lunacy

The following is an excerpt from the Dream Dialectic: The New Aesthetic.

Sell your soul for less than it’s worth, the man says. Stay off the roads and be afraid of strangers. 666 more words


Around the World in Eighty Days (1873) - Jules Verne

Around the World in Eighty Days is one of those unique books where there is nothing else like it, at least that I have found. Jack Sullivan, in his afterwards to my Reader’s Digest edition of the book, described it as “part travelogue, part suspense story, part social satire, and part rumination on geography and probability, it is also, at various points, an American Western, a jungle adventure, and a tongue-in-cheek detective yarn.” 1,377 more words


[Cerpen : Travel Fiction] Diantara Semeru dan Mahameru


Udara Ranu Pane pada malam itu begitu menusuk dan menembus lapisan jaket, baju, hingga kulit. Panasnya kopi yang dimasak tepat di depan pos pendaftaran pendakian Gunung Semeru itu pun hanyalah nikmat sesaat. 1,701 more words


[Cerpen : Travel Fiction] Di Dinding-Dinding Indah Kawasan Malioboro


Daerah Istimewa  Yogyakarta, itu nama lengkapnya. Dan memang seperti namanya, daerah ini memanglah istimewa, setidaknya itulah yang ada dipikiran saya selaku pelancong. Meskipun sudah pernah beberapa kali kesini, selalu ada semangat tersendiri ketika kembali ke kota ini. 2,457 more words


Indonesia remains true to form over French journalists in West Papua

News that two French journalists have been arrested in West Papua should come as no surprise to anyone familiar with the way the Indonesian government traditionally deals with threats to its authority. 417 more words

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Why Mayo's novel FRANCESCA is still relevant despite being set in 1970s