Gabriel, The Civil Rights Lawyer’s Tale

by Mark Kodama Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly. Martin Luther King, Jr. Letter from the Birmingham Jail The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists […]

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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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Book Review: Behold

Originally posted on Peaks Journal:
Behold,?Rikke Delhi PJ Review Score: 4/5 PJ Review Score applies to book reviews done by Bernice only. 1 – 2: Poor; doesn’t meet basic standards of plot, character development. Extreme grammatical errors. 3: Average; includes some plot & character development; author’s intent is expressed; a few typos and/or grammatical mistakes.4:…

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A Trump Christmas

by Mark Kodama Photo Credit: Wikipedia Commons I had a dream that I was invited to the Trump Center in Washington, D.C. for a Christmas gala. This is surprising because I am a Democrat. I had decided to skip the celebration but my wife insisted we attend. “We never go anywhere anymore,” she angrily told […]

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Seven Universal Truths About Relationships

Originally posted on Peaks Journal:
Passion and romance are popular topics on social media. Everyone has their opinions on what creates a healthy relationship. Everyone also has an opinion on what people should do in relationships. Of course, everyone is entitled to their opinion, but opinions that perpetuate toxic behavior are not good. Relationships?Need?Work?. If…

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Travel: Things to Do in NOLA

I work at a nonprofit after-school program for disadvantaged youth and Johnny is a grad student, which means we both have to deal with overwhelming stress sometimes. To get over this stressful semester, we decided to travel for Christmas. At first, we hadn’t planned on visiting New Orleans. We considered New York City, Alaska, Yellow […]

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Travel: The Tianjin Escape

Originally posted on Peaks Journal:
The Forbidden City Over the weekend, we made some last-minute plans to get away from the everyday hustle and bustle of Beijing. We love our little apartment, and the surrounding neighborhood, but sometimes a break from the things you love is pretty refreshing. So, yes, if you’re reading this. Take…

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