by Swesuny This piece was inspired by the current social and political climate in the writer's hometown and abroad, in the United States. It saddened me to see others look for faults in the other people, It saddened me to see others misjudge the other people, It saddened me to see others consider themselves higher … Continue reading Hear my Thoughts
What images float through your mind when you think about Cambodia? Do you see images where nature meets technology, and the ancient meets the modern? If so, then you’re already on your way to understanding a piece of Cambodian culture. If you’re going to travel to Cambodia, then there are lots of places to go … Continue reading Travel: Angkor Wat
Overview Chattanooga, Tennessee is known for many things. From the beautiful Tennessee river that runs through the city, to the beautiful Appalachian mountains that frame it, it is truly a tourist's playground. Chattanooga is also well known for being the site of many battles during the Civil War. As a result, Chattanooga has a wealth … Continue reading Travel: The Dwell Hotel
I tried to take Christianity seriously, as in, follow the bible carefully, accept Jesus, pray etc., but I felt nothing and this went on until the middle of 2012, when I met a pagan. It was then I got introduced and the seeds were planted. So around early 2013, I found out about Hellenism. After researching Christianity, as well as history and other religions, I converted to Hellenism. It touched my being in ways Christianity never did or could.
by 罗子禾 At a social event that took place not so long ago, I met a group of anthropologists, some of whom recently received their PhD's. I have always thought that scientists are a strange bunch. They tend to not place so much value on monetary gains in life. Instead, they spend their time digging … Continue reading What is Anthropology to Anthropologists?
by Vivian As a child, they could not keep me from that cupboard. During nights when the air is still, so dead you could hear a pin drop. A slight crack in the door and out peaks a little eye. The hinges scream in tune to the sound of floorboards moaning. I float past those … Continue reading Hunger Calls
by Bernice “If you saw me at a bar—or any place—would you still be interested, and want to talk?” Yes. I blink slowly. The ceiling doesn’t change. It’s always the same. Always white, with hairline cracks due to old age. I trace the cracks with my eyes, and back again. I frown. “Why?” Are you … Continue reading A Stranger II
Shawanda R. Randolph is the eldest of four children. She has a lot of cousins too, and think of them as her siblings. She’s from New Jersey. She’s lived in 4 different states and attended 5 high schools. A few years after graduating high school, and briefly attending Rutgers University, she joined the United States Air Force. … Continue reading Profile: Shawanda R. Randolph
Building a 'Portfolio' or Building a 'Life.' I woke up this morning a little hazy, but the first thing that came to mind was Peaks Journal. The second thing that came to mind was my recently published book, Evanescence: A Fairytale. These two things have been at the forefront of my mind for months, accompanied … Continue reading To Have or not to Have?
by Tylia L. Flores Sitting here in my wheelchair, Staring at our pictures on the wall, Thinking about how much we’ve changed. Drifting away like a boat out at sea, I guess that’s what happens when you start to love young, people change and their paths begin to change. It's hard for … Continue reading Drifting Away
by Vivian The sun blasts through the window. Hazy rays of light illuminating Through the translucent pink curtains. Specks of light fall through green leaves and little eyelids. Little legs run through fresh-cut greens. Silky grass grazes through little toes and tickles little armpits. The warm air kisses the tips of little foreheads and flat … Continue reading Summer Daze, Summer Haze
by Vanessa Carter I don’t think he understands the hold he has on me, but then again no one does. And I don’t think he understands that the idea of me without him makes my stomach quiver uncontrollably, like the uncontrollable shudder your gut makes from what I imagine is your heart descending from its original position in … Continue reading Fatal Attraction
I just finished Vortex. I must say it was like hosting a neighborhood potluck with all your friends bringing their 'A' dishes. I certainly skipped all the starchy food so as to leave room for the very best. I was not disappointed. Vortex, an anthology of literary fiction, is edited by Grant P. Hudson and … Continue reading Book Review: Vortex
Bryan: the Insurance Agent's Tale II by Mark Kodama Now, as said before, Croesus had two sons. Atys, the eldest son, the crown prince, Was an offspring second to none The model of courage and intelligence Greatness, generosity and eloquence. His second son, however, was unfit A deaf mute, a half wit. Morpheus … Continue reading Las Vegas Tales VI
Chateau Elan Winery and Resort is a luxury, 18th century french style chateau. It is located in Braselton, GA. It's about an hour north of Atlanta. The Chateau sits on several hundred acres of land. Upon entering the road to Chateau, you’re met with a grand building, and a magnificent sculpture of a woman, with … Continue reading Travel: Chateau Elan