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Dean Walker Wants Expats Posting

Dean Walker Wants Expats Posting

When a writer leaves a website she or he helped build by contributing countless hours of producing original content through researching, rebutting and recommending, it can be a most confounding situation. It’s terrifying in a sense and there never seems to be a good time to leave a place of comfort. The creator of Expats […]

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Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 4

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 4

[media-credit id=154 align=”aligncenter” width=”600″][/media-credit] Irkutsk Train Station Day 6 Arrived in IRKUTSK, km 5185, MT + 5 -after 3 nights on the train, almost sorry it was already over. People had got off and on, and sometimes in the morning or after a nap I would wake up with someone different sleeping next to me. […]

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 3 of 6

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Chapter 3 of 6

[media-credit id=154 align=”aligncenter” width=”500″][/media-credit] Day 2 Arrived in PERM, Moscow Time + 2, kilometre 1436, also called the Gateway to Siberia. They say it’s Pasternak’s Yuryatin in Dr. Zhivago -where Omar Sharif escapes to meet Julie Christie. Between 1940 and 1957 the city was called Molotov, after the Soviet Foreign Minister who signed the 1939 […]

The Writing Life: The Floodgates Open

The Writing Life: The Floodgates Open

Since I had taken this new approach to how I was going to start writing, the ideas began coming at me a mile a minute. Not fully fleshed out ideas, but ideas nevertheless. Each time one would hit me, I’d write a little something down about it, more like little blurbs of what these stories […]

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Day 1

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway: Day 1

[media-credit id=154 align=”alignleft” width=”249″][/media-credit] On The 1st of March, I left at 4 PM on my first train, #56, for my first night, to PERM. The train was full, not a berth free, these people were travelling to anywhere from the next stop to Vladivostok, and I shared my “cubicle” with a middle-aged man and […]

The Writing Life: Turning Point

The Writing Life: Turning Point

2008 was pretty much spent in some kind of creative limbo, at least as far as my poetry and fiction writing was concerned. I had nothing to bring to the table. Absolutely nothing at all. I was still writing many articles and essays for the BrooWaha website, which offered me an outlet as well as […]

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway

Crossing Russia on the Trans-Siberian Railway

  “The concept of travel has been exploited to such an extent, the idea is now so banal, that I had resolved to never publish on the subject and to say nothing of the countries I have visited. First of all to avoid being vulgar, but also to keep from speaking of myself, I being […]

The Writing Life: Opening Doors

The Writing Life: Opening Doors

2007: I was basically suffering from a severe case of writer’s block. I had no idea what the hell to write. I had no ideas in which to pursue. I was frustrated to say the least. To keep myself busy writing I began to blog a lot. I would pretty much write about anything and […]

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