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The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, but wiser people so full of doubts. ~Bertrand Russell by Khaled Tantawi, student, Ain Shams University, Cairo, Egypt “Go home, we will run the country for you,” has been the tone of the Supreme Council of Armed Forces, […]

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Midwest Book Review

Midwest Book Review has been reviewing books for 35 years.  Here is their review of To Kill the Other: To Kill the Other Danuta Hinc Tate Publishing 127 E. Trade Center Terrace, Mustang, OK 73064 9781617390197, $18.99, www.tatepublishing.com No one is born a murderer of thousands. “To Kill the Other” takes a spin on how […]

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It’s a rainy Saturday morning. I am drinking my coffee, looking out the window (as I always do) and thinking about my book reading that will take place tomorrow. How can I possibly talk about the years of working on this novel?  What is the most important message I can convey to my audience?  I […]

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On the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on New York, Washington D.C. and Pennsylvania we honor the memory of those who lost their lives on that day and we remember those whose lives were changed forever because of that loss. The memories of the attacks are fresh and vivid for many — we remember […]

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A question of killing: Howard County author searches for an answer by Lisa Kawata Howard Magazine hit a record for social media activity with this article.  You can find the link: here.        

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If I ever go to heaven

If I ever go to heaven, I will ask to meet Adam and I will tell him that I personally ate too much shit in life because of him and his wife eating the damn apple 🙂 These words were spoken by Khaled Tantawi, a pharmacy student in Ain Shams University in Cairo, Egypt.  I […]

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“The people in Baru were as wealthy as any community I have ever known.  They had no cash, but instead they had abundant fresh food, comfortable homes, fantastic views, family and friends, and no stress.  This was paradise.  They had no electricity, and they didn’t need it.  They had a central well for fresh, clean […]

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The Wall Street Journal recently published an article, Jewish Donors Warn Obama on Israel, by Laura Meckler.  An interesting article on a burning issue sparked more than 1,100 comments. Here is the exchange I had with one of the readers. The spelling, grammar, and wording is the same as it appeared on the Wall Street […]

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One might say that living a bilingual life offers enriched experience, but I say it also brings confusion and struggle during the first years of learning, especially when the second language enters someone’s life in the second or third decade. I am not sure if there is a moment when two different languages can merge […]

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It’s been a hectic end-of-semester time, but — finally! — here are all the video excerpts from the May 1, 2011, book launch party for To Kill the Other at my home. Warm thanks to everyone who attended, especially co-publishers of the Little Patuxent Review, Mike Clark and Tim Singleton. Your energy and support is […]

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