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Prince Badar Ali stepped onto his balcony of marble and red sandstone and gazed out over the distant plains he had yearned to see for so many years. As…

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Harith Iskander – Malaysian Stand-Up

Harith Iskander, a Malaysian, won the Laugh Factory Funniest Person in the World in Helsinki, Finland in 2016. I discovered him just now. I’ve been editing my old travel blogs and just finished the one I wrote on Globalization Through the Lens of Malaysia in May, 2016. I took a break,… read more

Inspiration for Writers: Check Out These Artists

Inspiration for writers often comes in the form of classic books like Writing Down the Bones (1986) by Natalie Goldberg and Bird by Bird (1994) by Anne Lamott. Read them if you haven’t already. You are sure to enjoy them! I recently found inspiration for writers in two sources unrelated to writing…. read more

Eight New Zealand Movies – a travel blog

This blog is about New Zealand movies – not about movies set in New Zealand only as a backdrop, such as Lord of the Rings. I got my initial list of seven New Zealand movies from the three Māori people I met in Rotorua: Stacee, Tiana, and Karangawai Tiana was… read more

Julie Tetel Andresen has written about language and love for more than 20 years. A professor of linguistics at Duke University, Julie has also written more than twenty romance novels and novellas. read more