Book Review: The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper – Phaedra Patrick

Losing a loved one is bad enough, but what if you found out that person had a whole other life before you? What would you do? It had been a year since Arthur Pepper’s beloved wife, Miriam, passed away. On the anniversary of her death, he decides to clear out her things and get closure. As he’s doing so, he finds a small box with a gold charm bracelet in it. Thus unfold a series of events that will change Arthur’s life forever.

Forty years of marriage. Eight golden charms. One man’s journey of discovery.

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It’s Resolution (Making & Breaking) Time

Hey, all! Happy New Year (19 days later). I started 2016 just like last year. Woke up, looked in the mirror, and deftly went back to sleep. For me, January 1 is a day like any other. Nothing new. It took 365 days for the New Year to reach and rid us of the crap fest that was 2015. Most of you will agree that the last year was not a very pleasant one. Controversies, hate, ignorance, intolerance, sadness, and a great deal of irritability ruled our lives every day. Everybody rang in the New Year with a new hope, I’m sure. We’ve all made resolutions and since it’s day 19 already, we’ve already broken about 22 of them.

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Are resolutions so hard to keep? Maybe it’s the irrational ones that are easy to break. Looking at so many lists, I felt even I had to share a list of things to do in 2016. Time for fresh starts. Here are a few resolutions that we should strive to keep.

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New Year Resolution

First of all, I would like to wish everyone a happy new year. I hope this year we live with tolerance, happiness, peace, and satisfaction. My year has started off on a slow note, nothing great, nothing not-great; just slow. But like everyone I too have made resolutions (or rather, a resolution); and that is – to read more.

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Sometimes I Wonder…

When I am daydreaming or hanging around idly, these are a few thoughts that pop into my head.

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This is true of every traveller.

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The Life of Art

When we pursue something just to make money, there’s only misery attached to it. But when we pursue something to make ourselves happy, there’s no feeling that can match it. The pursuit of happiness lies in satisfaction, not in profit.

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The Pursuit of Happiness (Through Money?)

Money cannot buy peace of mind. It cannot heal ruptured relationships, or build meaning into a life that has none.

– Richard M. DeVos

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The Curious Case of Sunny Leone

You read it right. I’m talking about Sunny Leone, the pornographic actress.

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