Alice's Adventures Underground 2017

Two years after I first ventured down the rabbit hole at Alice’s Adventures Underground, I returned with some friends to make the trip again. The acclaimed show has returned for 2017, and I knew I wanted to participate again. 103 more words

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Book Review: Alice's Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll, originally published in 1865. Genre: Childrens literature and fiction.

This is such a wonderful book, and has remained a favourite for children and adults alike for more than a century! 197 more words

Books

Something Else that Happened on July 4th

July 4 (F) Atkinson brought over to my rooms some friends of his, a Mrs and Miss Peters, of whom I took photographs, and who afterwards looked over my album and staid to lunch.

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Under Your Feet #06 – BT

BT used to stand for British Telecom, but it doesn’t really have to any more – because … well, because everybody in the UK know what it is, and everybody outside the UK possibly couldn’t really care less. 106 more words

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NOLA Caribbean Festival Showcases Local And International Flavors

A report by Emily Carmichael for OffBeat.

This past Saturday, a city often deemed the “Northernmost in the Caribbean” and its truly-Caribbean counterparts dug up their common roots in the back of a barbecue joint, celebrating their shared heritage of smoked meats and African-inspired rhythms. 254 more words

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NOLA CARIBBEAN FESTIVAL SHOWCASES LOCAL AND INTERNATIONAL FLAVORS

35574139085_c4f90e80e4_b.jpg A report by Emily Carmichael for OffBeat. This past Saturday, a city often deemed the “Northernmost in the Caribbean” and its truly-Caribbean counterparts dug up their common roots in the back of a barbecue joint, celebrating their shared heritage of smoked meats and African-inspired rhythms. Central City BBQ hosted the NOLA Caribbean Festival, showcasing a variety of local and international music and vendors, many of which proudly displayed the flag of their country of origin, ranging from Haiti to Honduras. Underneath the lights strung across the restaurant’s outdoor courtyard, the first day of the festival featured DJ Lion, N’kruka African Dance, Alexey Marti, Zyanhigh, Etana and a Dancehall Queen Competition on their one stage. While all the acts had the comfortably crowded courtyard swaying, the stand out of the night was Etana. With a stage presence that wove together the intimacy of your high school best friend and glamorous ease of your high school prom queen, the Jamaican-born signer delivered her reggae beats with a playfulness that put you at awe and at ease. She took a special interest in her audience, joking with the crowd and dancing along to her music as she reminded them of what they had gathered to celebrate in the first place: good caribbean music. Between the drum beats, festival goers shopped and snacked on mostly local fare with an international flare. People could buy everything from local hand-made soap to shark meat sandwiches from Trinidad and Tobago. Food vendors included Johnny’s Jamaican Grill, Taylor Made Wings, Boswell’s, The Pupusa Lady, Fritai, Island Paradise, Karibu Kitchen, Trini Queen, Amina Dada’s Rasta Burgers, Zippy Fruit and Irie Nyammings. NOLA Caribbean festival’s Sunday line up included DJ Megatron, Neptune Steel Pan Orchestra, Merengue 4, Yard Squad Band, I-Majesty and T-Rock.

Book Review: "Through The Looking-Glass" by Lewis Carroll

*MAJOR SPOILERS BELOW*

I loved “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”. I gave it originally a 9.4/10, but then I even went back and modified that to a 9.7/10 because I felt that it deserved it that much. 1,082 more words

Book Reviews

Author Spotlight: A Study and Some Personal Experience of Lewis Carroll

A few months ago I began a contributing assignment for a Facebook writer’s group I belong to, and decided almost straightaway to re-post here on the blog for others to read the entries as well. 1,124 more words

Before The Second Sleep