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Guest Post: The Day The War Started in Cairo by Postcards from Kerry

Dear Reader, I’m so happy to have Postcards from Kerry writing today’s guest post. Please take a few minutes to read her very powerful story about her memories in Cairo. Sincerely, Charlie It was Thursday, 20 March, 2003 and the second Gulf War had commenced.  Some months before, we had moved to Cairo for an… Continue Reading

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“But They Seemed So Happy”: Robin Williams and the Myth of Visible Depression

Dear Reader, When I think of Robin Williams, I think of his amazing energy, his ability to captivate audiences with every gesture, and his tremendous body of work. This is partly why it was so shocking to learn that Mr. Williams passed away on Monday as a result of hanging himself. After hearing the news,… Continue Reading

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The Lighthouse Award. Or: What Does It Mean to Help People?

Dear Reader, Thanks to the brilliant Aya Walksfar (if you haven’t read her work, please do), I was recently nominated for a Lighthouse Award. Here are the guidelines: 1.) Display the Award Certificate on your blog. 2.) Write a post and link back to the blogger that nominated you. 3.) Inform your nominees of their… Continue Reading

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The Casual Vacancy: Harry Doesn’t Live Here Anymore

I finished reading The Casual Vacancy by J.K. Rowling just a little bit ago. Now I really want to listen to the Rihanna song Umbrella. This may seem like a strange request, but it makes sense given the context of the book. Surprisingly, this song features prominently in the book. As it was from 2007,… Continue Reading

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