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In The Spotlight: Ekaterine Nikas' The Divided Child

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Welcome to another edition of In The Spotlight. For many people, Greek islands are exotic places. And they have enough mystery about them to make them very effective contexts for crime stories. 1,123 more words


The Sad Moon of Solitude...

One should be careful when asking Servaas about solitude: his answer is too brutally direct and honest if a sensitive soul should dare being so inquisitive. 1,363 more words

Smalltown Short Stories

Nevada, Utah and Arizona in One Day

Even though we went to bed at about 2am, I woke up at 7am feeling pretty refreshed, despite the odd dream I’d had. I’d dreamt that I was looking after Robin Williams’ father, who was convinced aliens or demons were trying to kill him. 1,962 more words


Radical Theology ― Is There More?

The question, “Is there More?” is deceptively simple.  Yet to my mind this may very well be the single most radical ―in the sense of most fundamental, most primary― interrogation one might make of their personal theology.  997 more words


Gimme Shelter*

It’s arguably not as easy to go ‘off the grid’ as it once was, as I mentioned in yesterday’s post. But if you know where to go and what to do, and you have the money and motivation, you can do it. 1,120 more words


Tales from the Gym #4, The Speedo, part 3

If you had told me, ever, that there would come a day when I sat in the privacy of my own home and watched instructional videos on YouTube where former Olympic coaches discussed the proper technique for the freestyle swimming kick, I would have been sorely tempted to administer a mental status exam right on the spot. 563 more words


Flaming molecules

Photographing a fire can be both challenging and satisfying.  Challenging, because those flickering flames just won’t stay put for more than an instant at a time. 1,318 more words