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One Hundred Thousand Thanks

“Cultivate the habit of being grateful for every good thing that comes to you, and to give thanks continuously. And because all things have contributed to your advancement, you should include all things in your gratitude.”

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A Harrowing Recount of an Immigrant's Journey to Italy

Long before I started Feet Planters Foundation, a non-profit organisation that enables the integration of immigrants using academic education as a main tool, I had wished to speak vis-à-vis with the people I intended to reach out to. 704 more words


A memoir of a childhood

This Boy
by Alan Johnson

A book that I would not normally have chosen, I bought this on a 3 for 2 offer at Heffers bookshop in Cambridge along with a detective novel and a book on literary theory. 912 more words

Non Fiction

Storyboard: Revolution

From the Desk of Al Carter


The Bank Holiday. Another day of lacklustre idleness stuttered with pangs of boredom. I had slept until noon, not because I was tired, but because I had nothing else to do. 1,352 more words


Doubt vs. skepticism

A few days ago I heard on the radio that Kierkegaard is known to have said, “Faith without doubt is just credulity.” How can we as writers apply Kierkegaard’s words to our own selves and our own work? 261 more words


Dem Bones

“If you cannot get rid of the family skeleton, you may as well make it dance.”

George Bernard Shaw said the above. The words ring true when reminded of the highs and lows and ups and downs we experienced when relocating my elderly mother. 1,855 more words


We are all apprentices as writers – aren’t we?

There’s no getting around the fact that writing is a learned skill – one that demands just as much work, practise and effort as becoming (say) a concert pianist. 328 more words