Elizabeth Hughes’ Book Periscope

Out of Uganda In 90 Days by Urmila Patel Out of Uganda in 90 Days is the gripping memoir of Urmila Patel. She and her family lived in Uganda from the time she was very young. There were many families who lived there who were of Indian descent. They went to school, had friends and […]

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Essay from Doug Hawley

Californication Oregonian Special Californication Issue February 10, 2045   Over the last few years, the trickle of people moving north into the greater northwest has gone from a trickle to a torrent.  The population table tells the story:   State/Province                        Population (000 omitted)                        2010 census  2044 estimated              2055 projected California            37,253            […]

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Announcement and excerpts from Chimezie Ihekuna/Mr. Ben’s upcoming book The Poured-Out Thoughts

Chimezie Ihekuna’s new book The Poured-Out Thoughts will be released soon, so he has sent us a collection of reviews and excerpts from his work. Please enjoy! Published Excerpts https://drawneartochrist.com/2016/11/23/meet-the-poet/ (Mr Ben, my pen name and one of the contributors of the anthology, ”Draw Near To Christ)   Below are some publications of my poems (i own the rights […]

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Poetry from J. Ryberg

1) Everything Gonna Be All Right (or, Trading Body Blows with the Ghost of Victor Smith)     The night was thick, black and nasty and my mattress was a raft drifting down a mighty Mississippi of memory, a Viking longboat in which my broken warrior-poet’s form had been placed and sent downstream through the […]

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Poetry from Vijay Nair

Starvation   Man died due to starvation In a tiny lodge room- Two columns box news Nothing unusual Had he been such a bad condition? Who cares? It’s nobody’s cup of coffee Still, all accused him About his mysterious life!

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Poetry from Karen D’Antona

By Linda Rondon The Lottery It was surreal even when it was happening. I can’t help but think of it as some strange kind of lottery. The children were delighted; we’re going home early!  Who will be next?  Why can’t it be me? The single mothers usually so beautifully made up, were numb and ashen. […]

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Poetry from Joan Beebe

NATURE’S FURY California fires stretching across thousands Of acres with trees and brush waiting to Feed this monster’s appetite. Great walls of flames devouring The ready food of timber. Flames and smoke rising higher into the sky, But the ongoing march of this giant of fire Still taking with it hundreds of homes And other […]

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Artwork from Jeongeui

      I want to feel more       I want to see more       I want to do more I have never done ,       then I want to live a better human life. I want to live like a flowing stream. 

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