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The Shipping News (Sunda Kelapa - Jakarta historical harbour)

OK so these two things are unrelated except for the nautical theme, but for some reason the title felt right. I read The Shipping News a long time ago (Google tells me it was published in 1993, at which point I was seven years old. 386 more words

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Want to see a movie where pretty much every depressing thing happens to one person?  Then watch this 2001 effort from director Lasse Hallstrom and star Kevin Spacey.   105 more words

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An unvarnished voice - Annie Proulx

Postcards, Annie Proulx award winning novel (or rather one of her award winning novels), was on my list of “to be reads” works.  Somewhere in the throes of writing my novel, … 421 more words

Books

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When I was 16, we read A Prayer for Owen Meany in English class. While I’m not happy with how my teacher chose to teach it, I love that book. 237 more words

Reading

West Coast Port Slowdown Is A Bonanza For Fashion Bargain-Hunters

The cargo-unloading slowdown on the West Coast of the United States had far-reaching effects on the global economy, causing problems for everyone from McDonald’s in Japan… 180 more words

Taking It Seriously

Here Is A Ship That Could Carry 182 Million iPads

As we learned during the contract dispute at cargo ports on the West Coast that finally ended this year, cargo ships are essential. They keep the things that we now think of as the basic comforts of modern life, from… 153 more words

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