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There was an old man, an old lady and a clever young thing…

The old man is Greece.  The old lady is Romania.  And the clever young thing is the EU.

Why these three?

In a timely coincidence, I have just edited a piece in my book, set in 2005, which talks about life in Romania as the country prepares to enter the EU.  663 more words


So… I have a set of maybe five poems I wrote in my notebook. I really want to share it with you people…

But I’m planning for stuffs… 35 more words

Happy 4th?

I hope you all had a good fourth of July. We certainly did not.

The thugs down the street thought it was so much fun to set off a gazillion heavy duty fireworks day and night and scare the crap out of all the neighborhood pets. 75 more words


Keep Pushing Forward

I was a 25-year-old Airman 1st Class in the United States Air Force when I received the cold, hard slap of reality that I have grown to be incredibly thankful for over the years. 571 more words

Firework: Fighting the Feelings of Failure

“Maybe a reason why all the doors are closed

So you could open one that leads you to the perfect road.”

No matter what’s happening in my life, good or bad, I can’t help but feel uplifted when I hear the famous “plastic bag” lyrics by Katy Perry come on the radio. 381 more words


Thank You

While I wouldn’t usually take up a whole post to say this, I really want to say thanks for all the support. It really has helped motivate me to write more, and better. 225 more words


Rabindranath Tagore’s ‘The Broken Home’ (Nastanirh): Chapter 7

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By Rabindranath Tagore

Translated by: Lopa Banerjee

One day, Bhupati came up to Charu and said, “Charu, what a surprise! 1,658 more words