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Freedom Fighters and Hell Raisers : A Gallery of Memorable Southerners by Hal Crowther

Although Hal Crowther is not a Southerner by birth, he is one of the more eloquent essayists to write about the region.  And while it is obvious that he has an affection for the South, he is not hesitant to criticize it. 245 more words


My favorite things: July 21 edition

I’m resurrecting my “favorite things” series that I had started a couple of years ago. There’s just too much great stuff out there to keep to myself. 292 more words


Volcano Post by James Agombar

Tanna Island, Vanuatu 2011

Many reasons tend to blur together after a while when you ask enough travellers, ‘why are you travelling? What are you looking for?’ I’d been asked this question by many others, many times beforehand. 1,662 more words


Embracing 'Odd' over 'Special'

I was talking to my brother the other day over our xBox
connection, and he good naturedly complained that my self-imposed curfew of around
10:30ish was cutting into our questing time. 591 more words

Earth vs Sky essay.

Contrasting between Earth & Sky

The large universe we live in is like a hierarchical system. It contains different planets, galaxies and dimensions. In a small view of our naked eyes and we can imagine using our brain. 396 more words


Śrī-Śrī-Prema-Bhakti-Candrikā, verse 7

baiṣṇaba-caraṇa-reṇu,        bhūṣaṇa kariyā tanu,
yāhā haite anubhaba haya |
mārjana haya bhajana,        sādhu-saṅge anukṣaṇa,
ajñāna abidyā parājaya || 7 ||

By ornamenting one’s body with dust from the lotus feet of Vaiṣṇavas, one gains spiritual realization. 1,464 more words