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ThrowBack Poetry: “Bohemian lover” and falling in love with Wilmington during my crazy mid-20s

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I’ve just found this poem I wrote circa 2010. I’ve come across it fittingly at the moment I’ve begun falling in love with another city that’s a haven for Bohemians and all kinds of creative and free spirits. Leipzig may be the “new Berlin,” but can it become my new Wilmington (North Carolina), in a mode adapted…

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#Haiku of the day (March 22)

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Raconteur – Simply a vessel/ The world tosses and saves me/ I try to describe

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Poetry from mysterious Irish writer in Leipzig

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Ok, he’s not that much of a mysterious writer if you get to see his picture here. And you can catch him hosting and performing at events around Leipzig, like open mics and literary concerts at Poniatowski the Polish bar and arts hangout. But I still find him mysterious because he doesn’t seem to reveal…

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Art inspired by entrepreneurial, social-minded painter’s volunteering stint with the Peace Corps in Moldova

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Before I get all nostalgic about my friend Bonnie England, I’d rather get to her beautiful artwork, which is probably why you came here. So I put them as the first thing in this post, as you have probably noticed. Bonnie has been in Moldova volunteering with the Peace Corps (after raising three great kids…

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#Haiku of the day (March 15)

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Italy – Your Vespa cuts through/ My hands wrapped around your waist/ Warm wind on my face

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Probably my worst travel experience ever

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Ok, my travel companion and I didn’t get physically hurt and no objects were stolen from us. But our sanity was temporarily stolen, or lost, or both. I had never felt so wretched while traveling, and I do travel quite a bit. Bad karma, or something, hit us at that point and there was nothing we could do to stop it, until whatever it was the universe was doing ran its course. And what I describe in this post was just the beginning of a very, uh, strange and see-sawing experience in Morocco.

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