Ticket To Heaven

25 Jun 19
Travel with Vanie

“Agar firdaus bar roo-e zameen ast, Hameen ast-o hameen ast-o hameen ast-o.” If there is heaven on earth, it is here, it is here… -Amir Khusrau, Persian Poet Let’s switch things up a bit, shall we? This time, I am sharing my travel journey to Kashmir with you guys through a spoken word poetry that […]

25 Jun 19
River's world.....

  Saturday we had tickets to an afternoon festival promoting local beer and food. It was called The Taste of Summer and was being held on the old Navy base. The band were friends of friends and we were looking forward to it. Until the heavens opened up on the way over….     It […]

25 Jun 19
News Directory

Whatever was keeping Hootie & The Blowfish out of working together over the last decade, the band announced it all last year and announced that it would officially return on the road. The feeder hit FivePoint Amphitheater in Irvine on a cool and clear Sunday night and the 90s packed house changed enthusiastically and sang […]

25 Jun 19
Backpacks & Sunsets

Day 30. Our time in China is over as we were only allowed the 144 hour Visa but Shanghai has been amazing and we’ve seen so much in the 6 days I would definitely go back again. We decided to get the metro to the airport as the taxi cost us 370 Yuan before and […]

25 Jun 19
THE POET BY DAY

“I read differently now, more painstakingly, knowing I am probably revisiting the books I love for the last time.” Nicole Krauss, Great House These are the responses to the last Wednesday Writing Prompt, Come Spring, June 19. Aging – pending, observed, or deep into – is not the easiest thing to face, but I think all our poets […]

25 Jun 19
Stories for the Soul

The woman did not have a single penny to her name. She was in the middle of nowhere and desperately wanted to get back her home-town. But she could not, because there was neither a house nor a job, or a person waiting for her out there. And yet, the woman wanted to get back […]

25 Jun 19
Not Lost Lauren

I see you. I hear you. I watched as the residents of your beautiful city struggled to find a place on the packed vaporetto amongst the tourists. I felt the collective sigh as cruise ship day trippers swarmed the bridges and even when you could cross..the selfie sticks blocked your way like batons. I was […]

25 Jun 19
My Midlife Menagerie

I’ve learned to invest in my relationship with God. No other activity has yielded more beneficial results over the course of my life. I’ve learned that the church is very important—even if you don’t feel like you “fit in” to the one you’re attending. (I’m not sure I’ve ever felt like I’ve fitted in.) Finding […]

25 Jun 19
En Femme

Where I grew up, boys weren’t allowed to touch each other. Our playgrounds were segregated, first by sex/gender, then by race. For those of us picked to be boys, the expectations, such as they were, was of non-stop horseplay, while still leaving lots of time for adventure-seeking madness. All of it unsupervised, of course. Our […]

25 Jun 19
Ms. Catherine Eve

As a Californian, I still can’t believe it took up until the time that I was in my 20’s to travel to the Pacific Northwest. Although I’m a sunshine lover at heart, I really enjoy the rain and cooler temperatures once in a while, especially in a place as beautiful as Seattle. I made the […]

25 Jun 19
Mother of Cats

Música do Dia / Music For The Day O Bryan Adams tem músicas fantásticas mas esta é, quase que posso dizer, a minha favorita. Este foi o meu primeiro CD, há 500 anos atrás, partilhado com a minha irmã. E ainda hoje, é dos melhores álbuns que já ouvi.Filho de pais britânicos, aos dez anos ganhou […]

25 Jun 19
Self-indulgent blog

Here, in mostly chronological order, is a list of artists I’ve booked in the casino showroom since 2013. The venue is small and intimate; I can’t book really pricey acts because I’d have to charge a LOT for tickets. I’d rather keep the prices low and leave customers with enough money in pocket to eat […]

24 Jun 19
slowbigadventures

Okay… Here’s the story of my time in NYC. I was going to The Dominican Republic to volunteer at a hostel for the summer. There weren’t any direct flights from Copenhagen to Santo Domingo, so it would be something along the lines of a 30-hour journey with multiple layovers. The weirdo traveller in me started […]

24 Jun 19
Canberra CityNews

It’s official, say the Llewellyn Choir and Llewellyn Sinfonia, citing the results of the ABC’s Classic 100 favourite-composer poll placing Beethoven number one, as they launch into an all-Beethoven concert, reports HELEN MUSA in her weekly Arts in the City column.

24 Jun 19
Leeton Presbyterian Church

Exodus 11 When I was in Sydney I used to love going canyoning. I loved exploring the natural environment but to do it you need to be well prepared. You don’t want to do this sort of thing without taking everything you need. You have to take ropes, harnesses, first aid kits, dry bags, backpacks […]

24 Jun 19
CINSITY

California. One of my favorite places to visit. And lucky for me, Alex’s family lives here so that means more trips to this beautiful state more often. The first time I went to Los Angeles was when Alex and I first started dating. I think we were only dating for a few months when he […]