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Bricks, bones, and bloody awful bikes: a short stay in Lima.

23-30 January 2014. We flew from Cusco to Lima for a week in the city. I wouldn’t put Lima at the top of the list of places to go to in Peru, but it was a very useful time for a number of reasons, and we found some interesting things to see and do. 1,686 more words

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The Judging of Oscar Pistorius

“I’m glad we don’t have TV in Rolbos,” Dabbing an eye, Precilla switches off the radio, “to think your every tear and every sob gets transmitted right around the world. 1,397 more words

Smalltown Short Stories

The Asinine Errors of Maskell's & Mario's N-B-Citizen Bullsh*t

Mario Apuzzo, Esq. said…

“Congressional Research Service Attorney, Jack Maskell, argues in his, “Qualifications for President and the “Natural Born” Citizenship Eligibility Requirement”, dated November 14, 2011, that any born citizen, regardless of where born, to whom born, and by which law so made, is a “natural born citizen”.  2,892 more words

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Slumbering terrors

Fear rumbled out of her mouth before she could stop it

There. Down the hall. A dense form pulling in the darkness.

Nothing good happens at 2 am. 532 more words

Humor

Well, It's a Rainy Night in Paris and I'm Sitting by the Seine*

There’s something about Paris. Whether it’s the world-class food and wine, the art, the music or the fabled romance of the place, people are often drawn to that city. 1,145 more words

Agatha Christie

A Mighty Wind

Along the North Shore of Chicago, a string of commuter towns call themselves villages and present a nonthreatening homogenous quaintness: new houses try to look old, and the rare apartment building is never more than three stories tall. 2,568 more words

Memoir

Taming the To-Do List Noise

I’m guessing today most of the writer’s conference conferees are swimming in myriad ideas and to-do list items. I’m also guessing the anxiety is starting to creep in about which list item to do first, which ones when “to-doed” will prove fruitful, and whether or not as a writer they’ve got what it takes to deliver on the many bargains struck with myriad agents, editors, and publishers. 521 more words

Spiritual Formation