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June 29, 2010

The Movie In My Mind

The other night I had a dream. I was in a dark house and I was being chased by masked people carrying big, white, flashy guns. My heart was beating fast,my hands were sweating, I wanted to scream but no words would come out of my mouth. It was terrifying. I woke up in a cold sweat, searching around the room from under my covers, half expecting some man to jump out of the shadows…
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June 17, 2010

All You Need is Love And NOT Debt

I have been asked this question many a time in my life: "If you could have all the money in the world but no love, would you do it?" And my answer has always been and will always be...absolutely not. Being rich and unhappy has never been one of my goals. Because what would be the point of traveling the world, living in a beautiful mansion, having maids at my beck and call and sipping…
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June 12, 2010

Summer Traveling Tips

The first time I ever travelled overseas (from Nairobi, Kenya to London, England) I was two years old. I don't remember the trip but my Mom said I was screaming "Daddyyy, Dadddyyy!" the whole time. We had just said goodbye to my father and were headed to see my mother's family. We were only going for a week or two but in my little mind, it was the end and I was never going to…
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June 11, 2010

What’s In A Name?

I have come across some weird city names around the world in my days. But I think the good, ol' U.S. of A has the weirdest city names by far. One day Rob and I were looking at the map of Texas and found 'Texarkana' and 'Arkadelphia'...I was like "Oh come on, that is just lazy. You can't come up with anything so you just borrow from the states around you?" So I decided to…
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June 9, 2010

Is this Home?

Before you read this. Watch this. And listen. It seems over the years of my life God (or some would say the Universe) have asked me to leave the home I love. Every time I settle in a house, I find comfort, warmth and joy, I am asked to move on, pack up, give away items, wave goodbye to friends and family and depart. The first time was the hardest time. It was when my…
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June 3, 2010

Pulling You Down

When I was about 12 years old I was swimming in a gorgeous pool at a hotel in Mombasa. It was a lovely day the sky was blue and cloudless and the birds were chirping. I was staring up at that blue sky when all of a sudden I felt something. Turning around I saw, and felt, a lady battling in the water. She had stepped off the landing and realized that she was in…
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June 3, 2010

So You Want to Be a Writer?

So You Want to Be a Writer By Charles Bukowski If it doesn't come bursting out of you In spite of everything, Don't do it. Unless it comes unasked out of your Heart and your mind and your mouth and your gut, Don't do it. If you have to sit for hours Staring at your computer screen Or hunched over your Typewriter Searching for words, Don't do it. If you're doing it for money or…
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June 2, 2010

The Witching Hour

"The witching hour, somebody had once whispered to her, was a special moment in the middle of the night when every child and every grown-up was in a deep deep sleep, and all the dark things came out from hiding and had the world all to themselves." - the B.F.G. by Roald Dahl. I think I have my own little witching hour, sometime in the wee hours of the morning. But its not evil, deep,…
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