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Places can be evocative ~ Memories triggered by an unexpected visit

It was a sad occasion which brought us to St Albans a week or so ago, the place where I grew up. We were early so we took the opportunity to visit Verulamium, a park which holds many memories for me. 574 more words

Life And Hope

Wandering Love

Wandering in the depths of my mind

The inclination to try to comprehend

The life line that keeps me going

The reasoning why my existence… 119 more words

Poems And Such

On writers 4: in loving memory and celebration of Lloyd Alexander

This fourth republished article about writers I’ve been inspired by is a very personal one, because not only did I love the work of the great American children’s writer Lloyd Alexander, but I also knew him personally, at least by letter, as we corresponded over many years. 1,432 more words

My First Love: The Demise

I received a text from The Ex yesterday.

I expected it to be a message in all caps demanding me to take down the post. Instead, it was a flood of compliments about my blog. 2,257 more words

Model

Book review: Laughing at My Nightmare, by Shane Burcaw

Burcaw, Shane. Laughing at My Nightmare. Roaring Brook. 2014. $17.99. 250p. 978-1-62672-007-7. Ages 15+:

This humorous, uplifting memoir shows the bravery of the author who has spent almost his entire life in a wheelchair because of progressive spinal muscular atrophy. 84 more words

Book Reviews

A MEMORY OF MY MOTHER

“Hi Mom, anybody home?”

I knocked on the door and walked in at the same time.

“You didn’t tell me you were coming over!” she’d call back, slapping her face for added drama. 319 more words

Heaven

အေဟာင္းထဲက အစုတ္ေတြ - ၇

၂၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ မတ္လ ၂၉ ရက္

ကိုထက္ဒီ့ကို မွတ္မိေနတာက ခဆက္(ထ္) ဖေလယာေၾကာင့္ပဲ။ သူယူလာလို႔ ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ဘ၀မွာ ျမန္မာေတြ ကက္ဆက္လို႔ အေခၚမ်ားၿပီး တကယ့္အသံထြက္ အမွန္က ခဆက္(ထ္)ျဖစ္တဲ့ အသံသြင္းႀကိဳးေခြ ေပါက္စနေလး ဖြင့္စက္ကို ပထမဆံုး စျမင္ဖူးတာပါ။ သည္မတိုင္ခင္က ဖတ္သူ႔အႏွစ္ (Reader’s Digest) မဂၢဇင္းက ေၾကာ္ျငာမွာေတာ့ ျမင္ဖူးထားပါတယ္။ ေပၚဦးေပၚဖ်ားလို႔ ဆိုပါစို႔ရဲ႕။ 96 more words

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