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Beautiful Smiles

Every time I see your lips and the beauty of your brown skin. I see a sparkling look in your eyes that makes me feel alright.

Just Somewhere There

This poem was composed in remembrance of what I passed through during my service year in the Eastern part of Nigeria. I never believed that some are still living in such manner in this 21st century. All the same, it is a nice experience and an opportunity to impact lives and affect destinies positiv

The Ace of Spades

The smoke filled the room like a London fog, so that the four men playing poker seemed part of it. The Young man, Tom Martin, looked out of place in the ominous setting.

Unequal Education

When I first read the title of the book, Pedagogy of Freedom: Ethics, Democracy, and Civic Courage, I thought of an equal education system where lessons are taught, and not just dictated. A world where textbooks are no longer our only respected source of information and talking is no longer our only

Lost Boys of Sudan

A poem about the Lost Boys of Sudan. They endured hardship, hunger, and death in search of safety. These boys are courageous and brave.

Dinner at Deviant's Palace by Tim Powers, Book Review

Dinner at Deviant's Palace by Tim Powers is a bit difficult to find these days, but is well worth the effort. This post-apocalyptic novel set in the future California won Philip K. Dick Award in 1985, inspired a very popular computer game Fallout, and there's also a Cradle of Filth song ca

The Book Think and Grow Rich

There is a book that can help you achieve the success you have been longing for. You can improve you life in any area you choose and this book will give you the tips and tricks you need to become the best you ever. In case you didn't already guess, the title of the book is Think and Grow Rich b

Constitutional "Rightful Remedy" for Federal Tyranny

Nullification, Thomas E. Woods, Jr., argues, is the appropriate remedy for unconstitutional actions on the part of the federal government. Drawing on the history and application of the Tenth Amendment, Woods gives the reader a living blueprint to "resist federal tyranny in the 21st Century.&quo

Brad Taylor's "One Rough Man"

Commissioned at the highest level of the U.S. government, the fighting team known as Taskforce operates outside the law. Pike Logan was the most successful operator on the Taskforce until tragedy permanently altered his outlook.

Interview for "Sightlines: A Poet's Diary" Author Janet Grace Riehl

Following a family tragedy, author Janet Grace Riehl returns to her childhood home in the Midwest.There she turns to her craft- writing- for comfort and understanding in a world that seems stripped of meaning.In her search she discovers a new sense of connection- a reunion with life before and after

A Review of Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond

The following article is a book review of Bruce Greenwald's Value Investing: From Graham to Buffett and Beyond. Professor Greenwald has updated and developed a modern value investing approach. Any serious value investor who is interested in applying Benjamin Graham's principles in a modern

Allen Ginsberg's Book - "Collected Poems"

I've read a lot of poets in my life, and it never fails me, when I read Allen Ginsberg, especially his new book out, "Collected Poems," 1947-1997, to think how this guy can write the way he did, did he have no shame.His new book is really 1200-pages of toilet paper.You can see in his

Futile Search

What do I search in my fertile mind? What it actually probes and what it finds? Is it material gain or natural thrust?

You Are Only One

Why at all I need to understand that you are only one? To take me to opposite shore is beyond the capacity any one. The days spent in ignorance are once for all gone. I know nothing about the remedy to be taken...

Delicious Magazine Subscription To Save Money

You have checked couple of issues of Delicious magazine in your friend's house. After going through the issues carefully, you found the magazine to be extremely useful.

Life is a Miracle

Life is a miracle. We are all miracles. Imagine one single sperm having to fight its way with millions of sperm cells to fuse with an egg to give rise to a unique being.

You Are How You Move - Experiential Chi Kung by Ged Sumner

"You Are How You Move: Experiential Chi Kung" by Ged Sumner is a good basic text for those new to qigong or chi kung and want to learn a little about this practice and become more in touch with their body.I think the key aspect of this book is that it gets the reader thinking about the imp

Diets That Work - The Complete Beck Diet For Life

Here is a book with the word Diet in the title but yet it is not a diet? Written by Judith Beck, a psychologist who advocates the use of "Cognitive Behavior Therapy," to "help your brain think like a thin person." Beck, the daughter of Aaron Beck the father of Cognitive Behavior

Book Review - "Reading Like a Writer," by Francine Prose

A review of Francine Prose's recent bestselling book for both writers and lovers of literature. In it, she discusses how reading fiction more carefully can enhance the experience and help writers learn from other writers.