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1930’s Paris And London Calling

“It is altogether curious, your first contact with poverty. You have thought so much about poverty–it is the thing you have feared all your life, the thing you knew would happen to you sooner or later; and it, is all so utterly and prosaically different. You thought it would be quite simple; it is extraordinarily complicated. You thought it … Continue reading

Just When I Thought I Was Out, It Pulled Me Back In

Jack Levitt lives a pretty grim existence in the classically-beautiful yet brutally-dreary city of the criminally understated Portland, Oregon. His way of life as a seventeen-year-old draws a direct correlation to the way by which he was conceived and later delivered into this world. Born an orphan after being abandoned by his parents due to … Continue reading

If 13,000 Years Has Proved One Thing It’s That…..

“Much of human history has consisted of unequal conflicts between the haves and the have-nots.” Perhaps the first colonials or humans in Africa left because of the oppressive heat and corresponding drought. Head north young man where it is much more sustainable. Perhaps it’s as simple as that; Mr. Diamond, on the other hand believes … Continue reading

Exile Is Strangely Compelling And Sure Beats Death By Polonium

“This isn’t a country in transition but some sort of postmodern dictatorship that uses the language and institutions of democratic capitalism for authoritarian ends.”  A 21st century expose on Vladimir Putin’s Russia from the beginning of his tenure to present day.This book demonstrates through extreme prevalence that as much as the national leaders change, the … Continue reading

How To Air Out Your Clean/New Laundry

“Ultimately, their is no good that comes out of evil. Only evil comes of evil, no matter how much good might seem to result from it.” I just wanted to preface my review by saying that when deciding on a book to read I take the responsibility of the selection as well as the review … Continue reading

A Return to Innocence, One Step at a Time

What can an English tabloid journalist hired by Piers Morgan reporting for the United Kingdom’s Daily Mirror to write exploitative editorials have in common with an award winning country music star from Canada? Remarkably it was from the power of the written word that a message crossed international waters that kick started an endeavour to … Continue reading

Coming of Age in the Dawn of a New Age

“Andri catches her stare and smiles. She blinks at the table. He clasps her wrist, his grip warm and meaty, his thumb grazes the stained bandage. ‘Killing yourself?’ She snatches her hand into her lap, seesaws between pride and embarrassment,being thought capable, then incapable of suicide, shakes her head.’Too bad’ ‘Andri!’ Megan’s disapproval prickles a … Continue reading

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