Author Archives: reachingthesun

Are ambition and determination enough to make an Empress?

Catherine the Great- A biography by Ian Grey Ian Grey explores the story of Catherina the Great, the empress of Russia who ruled from 1762- 1796, the longest reign of a female Russian leader. He makes her look less victimised … Continue reading

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Come Thirsty

It was the beginning of another year. She felt like life was pressing on her from every side. Darkness threatened to subdue her spirit. An overwhelming sense of helplessness and hopelessness engulfed her. And she was afraid. Afraid that she … Continue reading

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Artistic Dissonance

Create, they said. Enhance, make more.   Make sure it is there, but let no one infer. Be sure no one understands, no one cares.   Let nothing resonate with anything else. Let there be dissonance but subdued.   Let … Continue reading

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Calm waters are attractive

Sharing another piece of slam poetry by Julia Engelmann, which I could so relate to 🙂 Julia Engelmann -Calm waters are attractive Stille Wasser sind attraktiv I’m a Nerd. But no stylish Hipster, more of a thinker, a total Chimera. … Continue reading

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Being open to feedback

“And David said unto Nathan, I have sinned against the Lord“. 2 Samuel 12: 1 “He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, but he who heeds rebuke gets understanding”. Proverbs 15:32 Sonia was told by her patient that her … Continue reading

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Is an affair forgivable?

Flowers for Victoria- Sunni Jeffers   Single parenting. Teenage daughters. Teaching moral values. Getting back together. Victoria is a successful business woman, who had to build a career from scratch after her husband left her for another woman. She is … Continue reading

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Nominated for the Mystery Blogger Award :)

Yippie!!! Another award! Rules of the Mystery Blogger Award: Feature the award logo/image on your post List the rules Thank the blogger that nominated you Tell the readers 3 things about yourself Mention the creator of the award and provide … Continue reading

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The Scarlet Letter

The Scarlet Letter – Nathaniel Hawthorne The story is set in 16th century England. Hester Prynne, a typical girl most women even today could identify with, is with a child out of wedlock. She has to bear the punishment of … Continue reading

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A little light

  A little light in the darkest night, A flickering flame, threatening to cease, Is lighted when a little smile, In an ocean of indifferent faces, Creates a little space.   A gentle word in a flood of communication, When … Continue reading

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D’ya still enjoy doin it?

“A liberated woman is one who has sex before marriage and a job after.”- Gloria Steinem “Sex is logically impossible after marriage. You have to overcome the paradox of Not this again and Hey where did you learn that?” –Emo … Continue reading

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