A Trip Down Memory Lane – Studio Ghibli & Miyazaki Hayao

The studio Ghibli is known for its dynamic films that portray three dimensional characters that all overcome an essential problem in their life. The films themselves are timeless portrayals of courageousness, loss, and love. Miyazaki’s films are at once, fascinating and dynamic. The Ghibli exhibit is located in Inokashira Park in Mitaka, which is a […]

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Reading The Moon Chaser by Alexa Kang

The Moon Chaser, by Alexa Kang PJ Review Score: 4.8/5 3: 🙂 4: 😊 5: 😲  Alexa Kang is the author of WWII and 20th Century historical fiction. Her works include the Rose of Anzio, Shanghai Story (of which Moon Chaser is a spin-off) and Eternal Flame. To learn more about Alexa Kang and her works, visit her website. Overview The Moon Chaser is a historical […]

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No More Hallelujahs

by Mark Kodama photo credit: pixabay No More Hallelujahs is a beautiful and ruminative work of memory and emotion and of lost chances and hopes by poet Ann Christine Tabaka. It is her tenth book of poetry. Although at times melancholy, the twenty-one poems of the chapbook seem to me to be an honest and […]

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Reading Things Fall Apart, by Chinua Achebe

Spoiler Alert: Although this review contains some spoilers, the book is a treasure trove of metaphors and symbols; you’ll no doubt be captivated once you begin reading. Chinua Achebe masterfully guides the reader to the Lower Niger region of West Africa to experience the beauty and despair of tribal life and the tumult that accompanies […]

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Take a Seat Guys, Historians Say World’s Oldest Author Was a Woman

Photo Credit: This brilliant photo was created by Rori for her 100 Days, 100 Women project. I highly recommend checking it out! Mesopotamian civilization developed in Western Asia thanks to the resource-rich valley between the Tigris and Euphrates rivers. Women and Daily Life in Ancient Mesopotamia For centuries, history (the discipline) was dominated by a bunch of […]

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Reviewing The Source of Betrayal by Akwasi Maru

PJ Review Score: 3/5 3: 🙂 4: 😊 5: 😲  Akwasi Maru is a multi-genre author, poet and doctoral student. He’s also a father, husband and Fire Captain. Mr. Maru has memberships in several nonprofit organizations that grant youth scholarships and engage in community charity. Overview The Source of Betrayal is a recent release by author Maru, published […]

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Reality

by Alan Fleming I have foreseen my own death. Not directly, like some prophecy, but indirectly, through sense. I’ve been in a few pretty serious situations where death was possible, but I always knew that was not my time – that I don’t die like that. I don’t know when it will come, or even […]

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