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Prose, education, movies


by Marcus Hammerschmitt

Tübingen — You know what movies are, don’t you? They are dreams, revealed through technology. So we meet every thursday to watch other people dream. We’ve done so for years. To my total amazement you cried when Darth Vader was burned on that pyre. We both feared the worlds depicted in Pan’s Labyrinth. We saw nearly everything of Hayao Miyazaki, and it still shows in your manga drawings. I could go on for qu...

Travel, education, Beach

Piha Beach, where buses roll up and belch out entire classes of beautiful dark-eyed Maori kids on surfing field trips...

by Kimberly Markley

New lynn — First they shimmy into wet suits that turn them into odd seal children, then they lie on their tummies, paddling their boards up and down the eel infested tributary river, before graduating to the oce...

Life, children, education

Parent's Dilemma

by Binu Alex

Ahmedabad — Yesterday, I read with horror about a 16 year old girl who hanged herself to death. Officially the reason given is her parent’s refusal to allow her to go to friends place to join the kite flying cele...

education, college, motivation

We are amalgams of innumerable thoughts, experiences, and sensitivities

by Donovan Bui

Huntington beach — To my students, who by looking to me for answers, push me to question my own knowledge. As you get older, you’ll start to notice life is full of patterns. You see more smiles on Fridays than on Monda...

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