“Don’t expect what you give... Not everyone has a heart like you”

— Tommy Shelby

Tommy Shelby returned to Britain in 1919 as a War Hero from the First World War and was honoured for his bravery at the Battle of Verdun and the Battle of Somme. …


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“Jack you have a gift, you see people” — Rose

Two months ago I was watching “THE TITANIC” for the third time with a group of friends at a movie night. For three hours, we sat at the edge of our seats in a low-lit living room with snacks spread across the table, and all eyes on the screen. We…


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“Life is no brief candle to me. It is a sort of splendid torch which I have got a hold of for the moment, and I want to make it burn as brightly as possible before handing it on to future generations.” — George Bernard Shaw

I visited my Sponsor one morning before sunrise, and we talked about loving, living, ageing, and dying.

I’d been out of…


“You know, you are the neediest man I have ever dated.”

— Marie

A few months ago, I bumped into Malcolm & Marie, a movie about misogyny, love, hate, passion, compassion, authenticity, mystery, racism, and the rollercoaster that go on in a relationship. I followed the screenplay and the characters…


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We embraced each other by our names —

Montaigne, “Of Friendship”

Alfa Ndiaye, a young Senegalese is plunged into a war as an African soldier fighting for the French Army against the Germans. This is not a war with any end in sight. It absorbs soldiers one after the next…


Surround yourself with books, good books, and never stop searching the unknown. Read books to keep in touch with happenings of time past, understand the mysteries of now, and prepare your steps for the direction in which the world is going.

Find friends to talk about your pastimes with, human…


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A few weeks ago, I had a tough school day but, one thing interested me particularly. That day we talked about George Akerlof’s 1970 paper “The Market for Lemons: Quality Uncertainty, and the Market Mechanism” in my Fundamentals of Mathematical Economics class. Over the semester, we talked about different models…


“….for each one of us travelling alone, the aloneness draws closer like an overcoat being buttoned one button at a time.” — Bill Shore

About eight weeks ago, my friends and I gathered on a misty Sunday evening somewhere in Sinkor. For the first time, I arrived promptly; and then…

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