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Silently I Creep January 2014


Silently I creep

Down the crowded corridors of my mind,

Tentatively toying with the doorknobs

of rooms containing suppressed memories.


I hear them

Like an overbooked hotel, whispering

Eager to crowd the hallways

In hopes of recognition and validation.


Restlessly I slumber

Unwilling to commit, I strain to decipher

Reluctant to open a door recalling

Malaise, despair or buried pain


The alarm sounds

Silently I face the clock, the murmurs fade

I throw back the covers,

 Relieved that choice is gone.


Art: Anthony Gromley

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Nurturing Thursday – To Do List


"On Dragonfly Wings with Buttercup Tea"


One positive thought in the morning
can change the entire day!


Frequent Contributors to
Nurturing Thursday:

Laurie’s Notes
Jacqueline King
Crowing Crone Joss
Pocket Perspectives
Carol Carlisle


What is Nurturing Thursday, you ask?

In this amazingly competitive society of ours, how many of us truly feel good about ourselves? How often do we extend to ourselves … the same courtesies, considerations, nurturing, forgiveness and understanding we would a loved one, a friend, or even a stranger?

Our culture tells us we need to be special and above average to feel good about ourselves. Yet, it is not possible for all of us to be above average at the same time. Don’t we usually know of someone richer, more attractive, “more together” or successful than we are? Even if we discount the material aspects and consider the more spiritual facet, don’t we know of those who seem…

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Modern Day Slavery in Brick Kilns in India



Myself . By T.V. Antony Raj


A century ago only 10% of India’s population lived in urban areas and now expected to increase to 40% by 2030.

The outcome of India’s economic growth has transformed small trading towns into bustling business centres with multinational enterprises, setting up factories, call centres, software development units, etc., eager to capitalize on high skill labour at low pay.

This stupendous metropolitan and rural boom need factories, offices, apartments, shopping malls, etc., constructed with bricks made of clay burnt in a kiln, as one of the needed primary building material. Bricks are used as filler materials for framework structures as well as to build load bearing structures.

Making the Brick

The process of making a brick has not changed over the centuries or across geographies. Traditionally the main steps followed to make a brick are:

1. Procuring the materials: Clay, the main…

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I long to sing of summer
And the brilliance new growth brings
I wish to walk the mossy paths…
Hear bubbly brooks of spring.

I dream of languid evenings
Of cozy drumming rain
Instead, I close my book, fight on my boots
And shovel the driveway again.

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OpenLinkNight– Week 127


dverseI hope you all had a wonderful holiday break.

Fact is, I’m terribly excited to open the OpenLinkNight doors again and have goosebumps as I turn the keys.

It has been a wonderful break and I enjoyed the time that I spent with family and friends, with biking, Museum visits, painting, reading, cooking and and and….

but one evening, I sat in the pub, in the half-dark, read through a few poems and comments, lit a candle, polished some glasses, and pssshhhh… was there something…? just the wind, smiles

yep, I missed the voices, your voices, the busy pouring in, the hugs and laughter and friendship.

Welcome to our first OpenLinkNight in the new year – my name is Claudia and… let’s get the party started…

Enjoy visiting others, click through the links, meet some new people, comment on other’s work and keep the conversation going…

If you’re here for…

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