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Three From the Bar

Three From the Bar

  Older At my first bar-job I couldn’t understand why the old men would stand at the bar every night and order a measure of whisky with a glass of beer. I understand now. *** Family It happened quickly. These things usually do. Six leaning on a high-table, all drinking. Blood soaks through the laughter […]

Oscar Winners vs Predictions . Major Awards (2017)

Oscar Winners vs Predictions . Major Awards (2017)

***Oscar Winner vs Predictions . Major Awards (2017)*** by j.kiley  False Alarm When BEST PICTURE was announced. Warren Beatty & Faye Dunaway were given the wrong envelop. Instead of Best Picture they had the envelop for Best Actress. La La Land was wrongly announced as winning for Best Picture. Their celebration was halted when the right […]

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Beyond the Edge

Beyond the Edge

“A child saves a person’s life. Does that alter the child’s perception of life, of how arbitrary it is, yet at the same time instilling the notion that they have the power to stop death simply by reaching out their hand?” We stayed off school that day because even two eight-year-old boys can sometimes have […]

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Predicting Winners . Academy Awards Major Categories (2017)

Predicting Winners . Academy Awards Major Categories (2017)

***Predicting Winners . Academy Awards Major Categories (2017)*** by j.kiley & Shawn MacKenzie Best Picture La La Land Academy Award for Best Picture Arrival Academy Award for Best Picture Lion Academy Award for Best Picture Hell or High Water Academy Award for Best Picture Hidden Figures Academy Award for Best Picture Moonlight Academy Award for […]

How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

How Safe Do You Feel These Days? What Can We Do Together About It?

  I no longer feel as safe as I used to. How about you? Do you think that the worlds in which you live are becoming more dangerous? What threats might you perceive? What could enhance your safety? What do you, dear reader, do when you don’t feel safe? Reach out to friends? Or do […]

“Take Your Broken Heart….”

“Take Your Broken Heart….”

“In a world that has felt crazy and out of control for a while now, it is a true delight to know that there are women in the world like the radiant Viola Davis and the incomparable Meryl Streep. Their words from this year’s Golden Globe Awards are both touching and eloquent. Faced with the […]

Krymea: River of Blood

Krymea: River of Blood

Now on shelves, our first print release. Before the information age, it was possible to grow up believing in fairy tales rich in the promise of the American Dream, liberty and justice for all, with It’s A Small World After All our mantra and Aquarius as our anthem. We reeled from the assaults on our […]

Kings No More

Kings No More

For a recent collaborative project, I re-imagined the events leading up to the Battle of Fulford, in 1066, and pondered the fate of the northern earls who fought there.  My interest in this episode? Apart from an opportunity to join some wonderful authors on an intriguing project, it was that these earls were led by […]

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