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Stanley Kubrick visionary-filmmaker and the journals of Vladimir Nabokov’s Lolita

Losing pieces of your identity already in childhood. At the end of every pilgrimage in my childhood, there was a line that was always a painful...

The imagined journal entries of Sylvia Plath nearing the end of her life

The page frees me in a sense, in a way I can’t describe. I write and that’s my life. I am a mother and a...

A lesson in Naomi Wolf’s promiscuities and an open space where poetry matters

Shut the door. Shut out the quiet light. Tell yourself to swim away from the tigers with arms pillars of smoke. One day I will...

The way out of apartheid South Africa

Miss Gilbey taught Speech and Drama. Every Friday afternoon as the car speeded down the highway en route to her studio cum house I would...

Relationship

Elijah, you are a beautiful book. Just an imprint burned on my brain like a ghost. I miss you more than most on some days, just...

Things of the past, things of the future

There are so many things going through Gail’s head at this point in time. By the sea, part natural, part supernatural, it spits driftwood out in...

The talented scribe: Everybody has to grow up sometime

Whenever disaster strikes me in my world, I think of home (home as sanctuary, soft place to fall in flight, and adrenaline rush), or I go...

Pushcart Nominated Wash Away My Sins

We never did get around to building the swimming pool in our backyard that my wife and I often spoke about. We said it would be...

Orpheus

It is the worst feeling in the world when you are rejected by a man, any man, but when it is the love of your...

Best of the Net nominated essay: “Secrets”

So, mother, like Johannesburg, you cut me in deep, imaginative and raw ways. A cut from you was a project. Thinking of you, staring at...

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Digital Minimalism: Strategies for a healthier balance between technology and real-world

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