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Dearcember 10: Wildfires

Posted 2 days late because I was out of town for a few days.**

Before the night sealed the 8th, we saw a wildfire.
Kilometers away, the embers lit the darkened highway side like little candles, not restrained by wax and thread, but hungry and impatient. 351 more words


The Supernatural Samuel Doe

Samuel Doe ruled Liberia during the 1980s as the country’s first indigenous head of state.  A number of supernatural powers were ascribed to him, including invulnerability to bullets, and the abilities to turn invisible, fly, and vanish from dangerous situations, the last of which was conclusively debunked when he was brutally tortured on videotape and murdered. 27 more words


David Bruce: Movies Anecdotes


More dance performances ought to be preserved on film and video. Why? Here’s one reason. Ballerina Ghislaine Thesmar was inspired to pursue ballet seriously after her dance teacher showed her a film of Russian ballerina Galina Ulanova dancing the title role in… 979 more words


The Untold Story About College

FYI, I started this post months ago, but this is the time to say NO to procrastination. 

It has been long without posting anything on my blog because I was caught up by work, but I decided to let you guys know how college has been for me, so far, and share with you some of the lessons that I have learned for the couple few months I have been here.

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04:53 Eyes cannot seem to close and fall back to sleep no matter how tired they feel. Pain crawling from neck to the shoulder. Staring blankly ahead not knowing what to look at. 526 more words


Exploring Bhojpuri Kitchen With Chef Pallavi Nigam Sahay

People make cultures. And cultures can be learned through the palate. In a candid chat over snacks at Potbelly café, Delhi, Chef Pallavi talked about the making of her book (The Bhojpuri Kitchen) and desire to bring the regional cuisine of Bihar to every home: 719 more words


David Bruce: Mishaps Anecdotes


In her autobiography, I’m Not Making This Up, You Know, Anna Russell writes that sometimes during performances she used to wear a gown that had “a big pouffe of tulle at the back of the skirt, making a little train.” During an appearance in San Francisco, her accompanist accidentally stepped on the train, pulling out the long length of tulle. 1,085 more words