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Losing life, Losing Confidence

There are moments in life when we think we can’t handle it anymore. I am currently in that mood. Actually, I’ve been like that for a while now. 275 more words


Keeping it Sober

Honestly, I still get daily resentments every time I pass the neighborhood bar.




Life as a Speckled Bird: a powerful memoir about a woman's quest for independence and love

I am so excited to announce that my very first client’s memoir is officially published! I started working with this wise woman last year, interviewing her about her life, in order to pull together the stories from hers. 573 more words


အေဟာင္းထဲက အစုတ္ေတြ - ၈

၂၀၀၁၅ ခုႏွစ္ ဧၿပီလ ၂ ရက္

ဟုတ္တယ္။ အေမ စာဖတ္ေနတာသာ တစ္သက္လံုး ျမင္ခဲ့ဖူးေပမယ့္ အေဖ ဖတ္ေနတာေတာ့ ကၽြန္ေတာ့္ မ်က္လံုးထဲ မွတ္မွတ္ရရ တစ္ခါဆို တစ္ခါမွ မရိွဖူးဘူး။

အေဖ့ ဖတ္သူ႔အႏွစ္ေတြကို ဟိုလွန္ သည္လွန္ လွန္တတ္သူက ကၽြန္ေတာ္ပဲ ျဖစ္ပါတယ္။ အဲဒါလည္း ပံုေတြ လိုက္ၾကည့္တဲ့ အဆင့္ပဲ ရိွပါေသးတယ္။ အဂၤလိပ္လို ေရးထားတာေတြကိုေတာ့ အပင္ပန္းခံၿပီး မဖတ္မိခဲ့ေသးဘူး။


Drip, drop 

Back in a funk.

Slipping further and further.

I’m sunk.

Screaming and yelling, I’m praying you hear.

Reach for me, reach. 21 more words


Do Psychopaths Have Any Values?

When people hear the term “psychopath” they generally think “criminal”. This is understandable, as many criminals are psychopaths. However, not all psychopaths are criminals. As I said in my first post, not all psychopaths are the same. 807 more words

A Psychopath And A Scholar

Yakuza Moon: Finding Happiness

Compared to the Mafia, how often is it that one comes across a gripping story about one living the life among the Japanese Yakuza? I recently came across Yakuza Moon: Memoirs of a Gangster’s Daughter by Shoko Tendo while looking for more Japanese memoir stories (branching off from Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, which is probably one of my most favorite books to date). 274 more words