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via Daily Prompt: Devastation

Hoping that the pain will cease,

I sit terribly still,

A devastating state of mind,

When I’m mentally ill.

The Occasional Poetry Of Peter J. Thomas


It emerged
An emergence

A vast mystery
The beyond

A holy way of living

It was as tall as a tower block
Moving slowly down the valley… 142 more words


JAN 24 - Company of Heroes by Eric Poole

Eric Poole’s Company of Heroes: A Forgotten Medal of Honor and Bravo Company’s War in Vietnam, which Henry Zeybel reviewed on these pages when it was published in hardcover last year, is now out in paperback (Osprey, 320 pp., $15). 86 more words


The noise of time by Julian Barnes (Vintage)

“All he knew was that this was the worst time.”

IT is 1936, Stalin is reaching the height of his paranoia. The child prodigy and revolutionary treasure Shostakovich is denounced in Pravda. 515 more words



For an indie author such as myself the rewards for years of writing, editing, designing and promoting don’t exactly tally with the amount of effort and passion I invest in my work. 598 more words

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Book Note (New Release): Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved By Beauty by Kate Hennessy

(Disclaimer: I received an eARC through NetGalley and the publisher for review consideration.)

Dorothy Day: The World Will Be Saved by Beauty was my first introduction to Dorothy Day other than the mentions of her name in other readings. 608 more words



A film by Robert Budreau

Cast: Ethan Hawke, Carmen Ejogo, Callum Keith Rennie

We just go this film in a week ago and it is going to get off the grid so soon in Paris anyway. 277 more words