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Spring is sprung!

Everywhere I look, there are signs of spring; crocus, daffodils and even cherry blossom! So now seems a good time to try and inject a little bit of spring into the house. 124 more words

Dining Room


Petrichor gave an English name to a word I had already known. In Tamil (my Mother tongue), the word for petrichor is manvasanai. It is one of my favorite scents in the world because it reminds me of new beginnings. 678 more words


Vignettes from a Communist Childhood

Book review: The Girl from the Metropol Hotel, by Ludmilla Petrushevskaya

Ludmilla Petrushevskaya is one of contemporary Russia’s most loved and accoladed author/playwrights, famous for her books of “scary fairytales”( 680 more words

Newly Published

Happy Birthday, Mr. President

The bright sun and mild temperatures offered us a glimpse of spring this past weekend, just as Marylanders observing Washington’s birthday 139 years ago experienced “unseasonably warm” weather. 353 more words


The Shadow Of Friendship

The blood was gurgling. Pumping out of her and out onto the road, Theresa had just been hit by a bus. The road was empty, the street empty and Theresa breathed her last dying breath looking up at that clear blue sky as she exhaled her final breath. 1,164 more words


Calvin Johnson

Seven years ago in front of my grandmother’s home I photographed this subject. He was at that time suffering from an unknown ailment — one that would wreak havoc on his life thereafter. 370 more words


The Market

It started with a flash. The entire earth was lit up in one brilliant white light blocking out the sun, moon, and stars for all the see, or not to see as was the case. 1,193 more words