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Everybody Wants To Rule The World

There are a lot of tensions in the world lately, amid Covid-19 there has always been room for polarized views, opinions or political issues. In my childhood it was cold war, before my generation it was South American ruling juntas or Vietnam for those who preceded them. Nowadays ...

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I See People

  ·   · I see people. Well unlike the kid in Sixth Sense I don’t see dead people. In fact I see real people and celebrities to be more precise. Let me explain. · It started roughly a couple of weeks ago in the most unexpected way. It was around 7.45  am and I was driving my son t ...

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Can I Call You John ?

For those who know me you know that while I have a very strong incline towards punk I also have very eclectic tastes when it comes to music and this from a very young age. · In the mid to late eighties I had this friend in my first year of uni who was big into Americana and more ...

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6 months ago

A Wheelie Good Tuesday

I don’t know you but in my part of the world the residential bins are collected once a week. The general waste one week and the two other recycling bins every second Tuesday. As it happened I had prepared the two recycling bins that Monday evening. By preparing I mean I moved the ...

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St Anger

2003 was a funny year for me. A professional venture I had heavily invested myself in emotionally ended up abruptly. The sudden and deep nature of the incident left me shocked and confused. The world around morphed into dizziness and maybe for the first time in my life I found my ...

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7 months ago

On The Subject Of ....

Unstable home, alcohol fuelled environment, nomadic schooling involving three schools per year. I did not learn really anything from my parents working shitty hours and late nights. Neither was I taught anything from any of the early mornings to school where a maths teacher would ...

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8 months ago

The Best Friend You Have Never Met

If you have never met one, he or she could have elephant ears, a tapir nose and seven legs. Well that’s pretty unlikely but we have seen weirder things in the world. He or she wants the best for you. He or she is going to bring you wealth, health, fame, recognition and will make ...

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9 months ago

Say Cheese

Confucius apparently said (more or less) that nothing new happen to people in the world its just that the same things happen to new people · It was while back and I am not even sure in which century or when Confucius actually lived. In fact I don’t even know if he even ever said ...

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9 months ago

Revolution.com

Coming across a lot of keyboard warriors lately. They have slogans. They have faith in what they say, they genuinely believe in what they do. They are positive they know what is good for me and you. They stubborningly think they know best. Perhaps they are right, maybe their plot ...

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10 months ago

Open The Gates

I quite like the symbolic of the door. Doorways, openings or gates have always had a great significance . Gateways offer transition, a point of change , sadness, melancholy, loss or even hope. As a kid one gate in particular had a profound impact on me. While I was not in a posit ...

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10 months ago

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Henry Nicholas John Gunter was a German American or more discreetly referred to as being of strong and recent German heritage as they were saying in those days. Gunther was born in 1895 on the 6th of June to be precise. He grew up in In East Baltimore and by any means had a prett ...

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11 months ago

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Why With a Capital Y

Hi guys. Well it’s been a while I know. Roughly a year with no write ups, not a huge appetite, envy or even the slightest intent to publish an article either. I was busy doing other stuff but to be honest the publishing cadence became all too predictable and mechanical for me so ...

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1 year ago

That's Smart

The writing thingie came back to hunt me again the last few days but purposely I thought I (and most probably you too) would welcome a step away from the human psyche and its exploration. While I am not ready to write about the seven best ways about the seven best ways just yet · ...

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2 years ago

When

When it appeared in the news I was shocked and unprepared. Needless to say I was not welcoming the dark · trip back to memory lane. How many · times one individual can be broken. Besides the sordid details, strangers insistent stares or misplaced compassion I had found myself utt ...

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2 years ago

Station H

Meet & Greet · Quite a few people are waiting. All walks of life, ages or race. All have a different story. Some are apprehensive and worried · while · others seem to be · relieved. Yet we are all here together waiting to board a transport. The final destination of the travel bac ...

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2 years ago

A Haunting Experience

It's pretty difficult to pretend to be a dolphin when you are stuck in a biological coffin. That one would almost make me laugh if it was not reminding me of some uber deformity. Without any ambiguity I think there is a specter inside me, a spirit who is · trying to break free. N ...

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2 years ago

Meet Me At The Church

''Meet me at the church'' she said. It took quite some persuasion from Angelica Katickz to persuade Jake Rolfo to agree to get married in the church. For starter he was not religious or even spiritual for that matter in fact he was not even baptized. But she had insisted that it ...

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2 years ago

3 Balloons

On this beautiful morning of June 2019, my son had planned to meet up with two other fellow hockey players at the North Kildare Sports Facility and asked me to give him a lift. · It's really a cool place and nice sports complex even though its somewhat remote. · The nearest civil ...

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2 years ago

Turning Points

''a time at which a decisive change in a situation occurs'' · The first time, it’s difficult to comprehend that there is perhaps something really meaningful beyond the end. Yet the anxiety still takes over sending a chilling reminder · that all ordinary feelings have taken cover. ...

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2 years ago

Gorillas Have Funerals Too

I was in the surgery's waiting room no later than last week when I picked randomly one of · those overtired to be read magazines. I thought about it as a good move · that would allow · me to kill time and avoid staring at the other · patients. · One of the articles that grabbed m ...

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