He ain’t heavy, he’s a brother from Papua


Papua Story

A very touchy story from Jakarta Post

This is a must for all Papuan to read it. This an objective writing from personal experience that the government in Jakarta and Papua should read also. We are ordinary people are torn apart only for nothing but power struggle.

Wed, 01/14/2009 3:42 PM | Opinion

A long time ago in the late 1930s, when my mother was about nine years old, she suddenly acquired a younger brother called Martin.

Or should I say uncle? Martin was the adoptive son of Anah, my mum’s grandaunt who was married to Mandias, a jolly, warm and kind Adventist minister. Opa (grandpa) Mandias, as my mum called him, was half-Manadonese, half-Dutch, short and pale-skinned, while Nini (grandma) Anah was tall and dark, so they were a pretty oddball couple.

Though technically her uncle, Martin was about four years younger than she, a hyperactive and naughty little…

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This is How to Distinguish Between Being Alone and Being Lonely

#Breaking144 – Solar projects to bring millions of kilowatt hours to Maine


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Originally posted on HARLEY HOLLAND: The boat rocked…


Originally posted on HARLEY HOLLAND: The boat rocked gently over the green waters while I tried my best to relax. To just take a moment and breathe. Rick had handed me a beer from the cooler and the fishing lines we used countless times as an excuse to get away sat valiantly on the back.…

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Friday Poem – ‘Plasticine Love Hearts’ by Janette Ayachi


As it’s Mother’s Day on Sunday, this week’s Friday Poem is ‘Plasticine Love Hearts’ by Janette Ayachi from the anthology Writing Motherhood. Through a unique combination of interviews, poems, and essays, Writing Motherhood, edited by Carolyn Jess-Cooke, interrogates contemporary representations of motherhood in media and literature. It asks why so many novels dealing with serious women’s issues […]

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Books to celebrate Earth Day 2022


We’re celebrating Earth Day 2022 with a list of books that address the natural world, the climate emergency and nature in all its glory. 100 Poems to Save the Earth – Zoë Brigley and Kristian Evans 100 Poems to Save the Earth invites us to fine-tune our senses, to listen to the world around us, pay […]

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