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“Over the years, I have come to realize that the greatest trap in our life is not success, popularity, or power, but self-rejection. Success, popularity, and power can indeed present a great temptation, but their seductive quality often comes from the way they are part of the much larger temptation to self-rejection. When we have come to believe in the voices that call us worthless and unlovable, then success, popularity, and power… Read More

“Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen.”Orhan Pamuk,My Name is Red … Bob speaks to us of patience, acceptance, trust and unconditional love. / J.D. CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks CYBERWIT.NET is a collaborative effort that is the host of: Taj Mahal Review, Harvests of the New Millennium, Anthologies, and Stories. Based in India it also has a team in the U.S. and is interested in poets and… Read More

“The opposite of poverty is not wealth. In too many places, the opposite of poverty is justice.” Bryan Stevenson The world is rife with injustices that call for our attention and there are many social justice initiatives that bring people together to raise awareness, right wrongs, and offer sucor to the torn and weary. PROMOTING SOCIAL JUSTICE While the daily news feeds our sadness, fears and hopelessness, you and I are a reason… Read More

“Outside of a dog, a book is a man’s best friend.  Inside a dog, it’s too dark to read.”  Boys Life Magazine, 1954 CALLS FOR SUBMISSIONS Opportunity Knocks 32POEMS is open year-round for submissions of poems 32 lines or less. $3 reading fee. $25 payment. There is an interest in reviews as well. Details HERE. ABRAMELIN accepts submissions of literary poetry year-round.  Details HERE. ABSINTHE: A JOURNAL OF WORLD LITERATURE IN TRANSLATION, foreign… Read More