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High Adventure and Strange Characters

A Dozen Books that Made Me Who I Am, for Better or for Worse

They say if you want to write well, you need to be well-read, and while I may be deficient on a pile of classics and must-reads so vast that it seems hopeless to ever tackle it, I do try to do my homework, especially when it comes to the style of writing I’ve elected as my primary mode of creative expression: non-fiction. 2,536 more words

Books & Print

ROBIN WRIGHT: Yemen Then and Now - The Sad Chronicle of a Failed State

New Yorker — In 1994, I took my mother on a vacation to Yemen, the most remote and populous corner of the Arabian peninsula. We landed, by ship, at the port city of Mukalla, once a major trading post between Africa and India. 151 more words

Culture

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from from the things we do.

– Freya Stark

Miscellaneous

Feminist Freedom: Finding, Following, and Painting Freya Stark by Angela Yarber

“There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do.” –Freya Stark

Ok. I’ll admit it. We all have our secret indulgences, don’t we? 1,235 more words

Feminism

Freya Stark's Worst Journey

Happy Birthday to Freya Stark, born on January 31, 1893. In this extract taken from her book The Zodiac Arch, she recounts a trip across the Atlantic Ocean, 1943, November, during World War II. 2,365 more words
Travel

There can be no happiness if ...

There can be no happiness if the things we believe in are different from the things we do. ~ Freya Stark

Thought for today December 19th 2014

Christmas… is not an external event at all,
but a piece of one’s home that one carries in one’s heart.

Photography Credit

veraiconica7:

“So comes snow after fire, and even dragons have their endings.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien by _missladybug_ on Flickr.

Nature