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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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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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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Time – Blind John (Part Five)

Alan **picks up battered mic, nods an apology to the sound technician** Philosophy is a funny thing, is it not? I haven’t dedicated any real thought to this discussion in a while, and yet, it has never been far from my thinking. It has danced across my mind several times as I’ve had discussions with […]

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5 Influential African Writers You Never Learned About in School

In celebration of recent African literary history, here’s a list of the top five most influential African writers you need to know. Africa has no shortage of influential writers though, so the five chosen here are in now way an exhaustive list. Feel free to add your favorite African writer in the comments! Frantz Fanon […]

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