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The Magic of a Memoir: a stations approach

Memoir isn’t the summary of a life; it’s a window into a life, very much like a photograph in its selective composition. It may look like a casual and even random calling up of bygone events. 463 more words

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A Fantasy, A Revolution, and a 200 Mile Adventure

BORING DISCLAIMER: This is true to the best of my memory some names were changed things had to be omitted so that the story isn’t as boring as the disclaimer, also it reflects what happened and what I was feeling at the time, blah blah blah… 8,966 more words

Hopes And Dreams

Imagery & Translation

This image is the closest to what I picture when I am writing in Skies Over A Shanty Town. I am finding this thread challenging because I have a lot of ideas that I want to explore and at the moment they seem to be coming out jumbled.

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Art

LETTERS TO MOTHER AND OTHER DEAD RELATIVES -extract

 

LETTERS TO  MOTHER AND OTHER DEAD RELATIVES – extract

Dear Mother,
There weren’t too many occasions when I pleased you in life. My fault not yours, because we both know that I wasn’t what you would call ‘a dutiful son’. 961 more words

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Traveling Abroad Part 59 - Shettiyapatti

March, 1966:  Shettiyapatti was a village nestled in the Sirumalai Hills about 35 miles north of Madurai in the southern part of India.  It was only one of many villages situated in this area; the nearest towns were a railway junction, Dindigul, which was 6 miles away, and Chinnalapatti, a town famous for its sari industry.  545 more words

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Shadowed Punishment

My body craves the sun. Yet, I’m hiding from it. As the rays caress my toes with hot kisses, I shrivel back into the shadows. Being courted by Mother Nature’s most powerful prize should elicit smiles of gratitude and quick submission; however, my heart refuses to thaw. 46 more words

Musings In The Sand