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Women: The Force, The Flame, and The Furore

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Again, it is up to women who bear the unrelenting, diabolical, yoke of callous/inhumane misogyny to rise up and fight. Women are engaged in bare-knuckled, in-the-mud, trench warfare, against unjust and cruel calcified patriarchal systems. These … Continue reading

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Tulips: A Celebration of Beauty

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Shiny new tulip beds of different shapes and dyes, bending beneath the invisible west-wind’s sighs.” – Thomas Moore “Here are the tulips, budded and full-blown, their swoops and dips, their gloss, and poses, the satin of their darks.” … Continue reading

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My Memorable Meeting with Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Priscilla Quoa, a student of Vivian Fowler Memorial College, Lagos, Nigeria, won the 2003 Commonwealth Essay Competition. Stuart Mole, former Director-General of the Royal Commonwealth Society, thought very highly of Priscilla’s achievement, and decided that Priscilla, … Continue reading

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Bird of Eden

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Whilst trying to forge ahead with our unique personal lives, as indeed we must, we are often weighted down with past baggage, hindered by present constraints, and fearful of future outcomes. In fact, the business of … Continue reading

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Trump : Today’s King Uzziah

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor King Uzziah (783-742 BC) reigned in the ancient kingdom of Judah which had splintered from the kingdom of Israel. Unfortunately, his contempt for the settled norms and traditions of governance, got the better of him leading … Continue reading

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The Shapes of Life

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “The earth was formless and desolate. The raging ocean that covered everything was engulfed in total darkness, and the Spirit of God was moving over the water.” – Genesis 1:2 (Good News Translation) “The influence of … Continue reading

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Vladimir the Vicious

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Upon being informed that her famished and desperate peasant compatriots could not afford their staple diet of bread, the Queen of France Marie-Antoinette (1755-1799) allegedly retorted – “let them eat cake.” The dire situation of looming mass-starvation … Continue reading

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The Birdie Bebop

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “A bird does not sing because it has an answer, it sings becauseit has a song.”  – Maya Angelou “Enjoy the little things in life because one day you’ll look back and realize they were the … Continue reading

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Swimming with Sharks

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “There is no fire like passion, there is no shark like hatred, there is no snare like folly, there is no torrent like greed.” – Siddharta Gautama To read Irene’s new poem “Swimming with Sharks” click:

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The Sound of Life

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “Listen to many, speak to a few.” – William Shakespeare (Hamlet – Act I, scene 3) “Children have never been very good at listening to their elders, but they have never failed to imitate them.” –  James … Continue reading

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