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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

You’re So Hypnotizing

“There were two points of view he was having troubles reconciling. From the first one, he was seeing himself as some sort of adventurer, who was following his instincts in his quest for something great, just not well defined. From the second one, he was morally bankrupt, irresponsible criminal, who was lying and stealing to … Continue reading

You Won’t Like Me When I’m Silenced

“I always had this feeling that there were two worlds. The one we live in, you know, just streaming along, future into present into past, recorded distortedly in people’s minds, and this other world: stock footage. Small integers of life, I mean life in quotes, which represent whatever did take place, whether or not what’s … Continue reading

The Misadventures Of A Seafaring Lookout

“The motor changes rhythm constantly, keeping us in perpetual uncertainty: at any moment it may stop forever. The current is becoming wilder, more capricious. It’s all absurd, and I’ll never understand why I set out on this enterprise. It’s always the same at start of a journey. Then comes a soothing indifference that makes everything … 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

Beware the Danger in Beauty My Blogospherical Friends

“Death is always on its way, but the fact that you don’t know when it will arrive seems to take away from the finiteness of life….we get to think of life as an inexhaustable well. Yet everything happens only a certain number of times…How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Perhaps … Continue reading

Heart Says Go, Mind Says Stay: A Young Woman’s Search For Happiness

SUMMARY 13 Years in America is a story of hope, sacrifice, and the modern search for happiness that is at once a moving personal journey and a sharp, hard look at the American Dream. After moving to the United States from Canada, a free-spirited young woman rejects the status quo and embarks on a journey … Continue reading

A Little Less Kerouac, A Little More Action Guaranteed

“Here is what I believe: distance is more important than time. The Earth travels about twenty miles every second. It’s easy enough to figure out = pi, our distance from the sun, three hundred sixty-five days, and there you go. Twenty miles per second.” In 2007 a husband, wife, and their son have taken up … Continue reading

Embarkation From the Port is Scheduled in 4 Hours Time Please Head to the Muster Station at the Stern of the Ship for a Head Count Upon Arrival

“This was one of these times in life when she would have virtually no control over the outcome, and Diana accepted it not willingly, but with that same sense of flat, revolving helplessness that she had struggled with since she and Peter parted the night before. It was a scary feeling and one that as … Continue reading

To Hell and Back For the Greater Good

The most critical issue facing Christianity and one that I agree with is its enchant for dreariness. Dangerous is a story of a good old Nebraskan man’s quest to spread the word of the Lord in the world’s most dangerous places and in doing so changing this ever-present philosophy that religion is boring. His dream … Continue reading

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