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Then and Now/Steve Poleskie

The word “boy” stings. I realize he has purposely chosen the word to convey the feeling of how it must have sounded to generations of black men. “Look, I’m sorry. I didn’t mean anything, really. I was visiting a friend in the Peace Corps and now I’m going home.”  I have said the wrong thing again. After two weeks in the country I am aware that most people here are not too fond of Peace Corps Volunteers. Most Sierra Leonese think of them as American spies.

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Gift Boxes for the Rich

Cynthia Karalla Cynthia Karalla’s Gift {boxes} For The Rich Review by Frank Mattondo n the Eighties, I remember meeting a fellow (older than me) who considered himself very lucky to have known a few of the...

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Yoshiro Takayasu/Fiction

A few days later, Kiiko said, “Say, what about the story of a woman who makes a bet whether her husband will cheat on her? A friend of hers who bets against her seduces her husband in order to win the bet. It will make you anxious watching him almost succumb to temptation. In the end, he goes back to his wife, and they live happily ever after.”

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O. Alan Weltzien/Travel

Photo by Mukiibi John Elijah on Unsplash *** In The Marketplace   by O. Alan Weltzien y wife are I are on a mission as the taxi deposits us on Bogyoke Aung San Road, on the southwest corner of the Market...

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Evan Balkan/Travel

How do you make sense of a place? Perhaps years from now, I’ll remember little about Quito’s noise. I’ll probably forget that I didn’t sleep much. I’ll not be able to recall the perpetual tickle in my throat or the burn in my eyes. All that will fade away.

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Another Round of Hamburg / Playlist

by Fred Roberts Music Editor   Category: The Non Plus Ultra of Sultry Song Title: Aus Gold modelliert die Nacht Artist: Mariola Brillowska & Felix Kubin Year: 2018 Link: https://vimeo.com/269083198 Category: Dadaistic Noise Orchestras Song Title: Krone aus...

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NoWall@All

NEO-LATINO#NOWALL@ALL       Neo-Latino Artists exhibit at ArtSpace 88 Gallery   by  José Rodeiro n the eve of National Hispanic Heritage month, celebrating US-Latino culture and...

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Ocean Ghosts/Ben White

And I was haunted.  All the way across the ocean on the way to Tokyo to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the Japanese Coast Guard, I was haunted by the sea, the stories, the history, the unknown, the traditions, the journey. The haunting itself is a ghost.

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Ewa Mazierska/Travel

    The Scarves from Candolim   by Ewa Mazierska Contributing Writer rom my holiday in Candolim in India I brought home fifteen scarves. They were sold to me by Lisa, a beach vendor, working on...

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