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Coffee for Depression

by David Wade Chambers

Queenstown — Sitting one morning at this coffee place (pictured above) in the ‘extreme sports capitol” of New Zealand, the table seemed almost to vibrate in resonance with the exhilaration of those heading out for a day of bungee jumping or paragliding and whatever damn fool things young people get up to these days. But one guy at the table looked sombre, withdrawn, unbearably sad. I stayed for a third mug w...

Prose, Terrorism, Expat

A bomb gone off on Istiklal ...

by Charlie Grosso

Istanbul — Istanbul - Turkey All week my inbox has been peppered with state department warnings in anticipation for Norwruz, the Persian New Year Celebration this weekend. Istanbul is on high alert after last w...

Verses for Emlyn, birds, cockatoos


by David Wade Chambers

Aireys inlet — Cockie with a crest, yellow, yellow handsome, handsome, fellow, fellow

Coffee, Rainy days, Wandering

My guide had an interview. Some intensely Berkeley-sounding interview...

by Sonja Daebelliehn

Berkeley — My guide had an interview. Some intensely Berkeley-sounding interview: with a high-achieving, world-travelled, meeting-the-world-again-after-his-accident professor. Out of my league. I helped her pick...

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