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Plagiarism in Creative Writing

The recent plagiarism controversy sparked by Melania Trump’s speech to the Republican National Convention on August 18, 2016 has me thinking. Besides the obvious political ramifications of being found to have used ideas and language from Michelle Obama, which has to be embarrassing on multiple levels, the controversy has raised issues of plagiarism definitions and importance. 1,463 more words


Total pot for Epigram Books Fiction Prize doubles to $40,000

(Source: www.straitstimes.com)

SINGAPORE – Singapore’s richest literary prize just got richer.

A year after its debut, the pot for the Epigram Books Fiction Prize has doubled, and all four finalists on its 2016 shortlist will get a share of the spoils. 837 more words

Current Affairs


It’s never forgiveness from others or the individual that you really seek. It’s forgiving yourself because in the end you’re only human too.


Epigram for August

The rule of law is not the rule of legalism or blind positivism. It cannot mean submission to any legal regime or tyrannical law – ISIS legality, Taliban legality, Hitler legality, Stalin legality, Pinochet legality, Pol Pot legality, “the laws of the market.”  The rule of law is the normative framework that protects and enables fulfillment of human rights; it means the rule of justice, equity, natural law and ethics. 106 more words

Alfred De Zayas

Fear and Phobia

A phobia is a false fear –
Irrational, foolish, unclear.
Whilst fear that is evidence-based,
Must be, without prejudice, faced.



Scotland wants independence, it’s true –
They’ve decided to join the EU.