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See you in 2014!!!

I’m taking a break until the New Year. I won’t be back till mid January. There are three reasons: one, it’s Christmas, and I am outta here. (Besides, bourbon and blogs don’t mix.) Two, on January 9 I’m moving continents … Continue reading

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HOW NELSON MANDELA’S LIFE CAN CHANGE YOURS

Nelson Mandela was not a saint, by his own admission. His first wife divorced him because of his adulteries. He won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1993 but in the early sixties he advocated violent struggle. And although he publicly … Continue reading

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15 GOOD REASONS WHY YOU SHOULDN’T WRITE FOR A LIVING

Do you want to make a career out of writing? Here’s 15 damn good reasons to think again, straight from the trenches, from those who have been there before you. 1. Coleridge was a drug addict. Poe was an alcoholic. … Continue reading

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THE HISTORY OF THE WORLD IN TWO MINUTES

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HOW TO STOP VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN, PREVENT CHILD ABUSE AND CHANGE THE WORLD

The best way to change the world is one person at a time. So – are you ready? If you’re a woman, then you’re probably already engaged in some way in what I have here. But if you’re a guy … Continue reading

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How to find a needle in a haystack after 25 years.

This is the story of Saroo Brierley, now a countryman of mine. His account of how he found his family again – after 25 years – is literally, incredible; by the time this particular three minutes is up, you’ll have … Continue reading

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CALL ME MAYBE, AFGHANISTAN STYLE

I hated this damn song until I saw this. Now I can’t get it out of my head. Apparently, this was made by US Army Forces based in Afghanistan. Judging by the longish hair and the beards some of them … Continue reading

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IF THIS DOESN’T BRING TEARS TO YOUR EYES, YOU’RE MADE OF ROCK

We all need to play the music that we hear inside. To do that, some of us have greater mountains to climb than others. For the Landfill Harmonic, it’s a mountain of trash.    

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EXTREME SPORTS IN 1926

Forget about averting an air crash – this film was clearly staged. But it doesn’t take away anything from the courage and skill of the woman who performed this stunt in 1926. Her name was Gladys Ingles, and she was … Continue reading

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TODAY’S NEW SUPERHERO: CCTVMAN

Some of us go about our day. Others go about doing good. Take a look at this.

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