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22 07, 2018

Beyond Greatness

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A memory of my five year old self exists, sitting in my mother’s giant eggshell yellow Pontiac station wagon on the way home one day from kindergarten. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” my mother asked. I responded innocently (if not a wee bit precociously), “I want to be Great!” Great,

26 07, 2013

The Melting Pot of London

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As in many big cities, London is a smorgasbord of cultures, races and religions cross-pollinating and intermingling in some places, segregating and compartmentalizing in others. Some of the latter comes from the variance in living expenses, but even areas of London that are exclusively expensive usually have some activities that are free, but they remain

8 03, 2013

Evening Song

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Between the deepening snores Of my neighbor next door And the woman across from me 's Pain, Emergency bells, calls out in the night Bed pans that need to be changed. Those delicate creatures who sleep through the day Crash their way into the night One-eyed, one-legged pirate vampires Ready to put up a fight.