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Unintended Changes

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11151421293_920e1a23be_cI started this blog under a different title and with a different purpose over 11 years ago.  Back then I was moving my life from Portugal to the Netherlands, writing about my travels and things happening in the world. Writing both for me as well as my friends and a few strangers who were crazy enough to read me.  My philosophy was write when I want, write often, and try to be creative.  … Read Full Text

photo by Local Studies NSW/Flickr

Storytelling Renaissance, Sort Of

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photo by Local Studies NSW/Flickr
photo by Local Studies NSW/Flickr

The word storytelling seems to pop up all over the place over the past year.  A quick glance at cultural events in your community and projects being carried out by NGO’s (such as our very own hardworking Small World News) and you are sure to see the word storytelling.  Storytelling as an art, a hobby, an activity to bring people together, to share experiences and culture; it’s this thing that has always been there, for generations, and might just be having a bit of a renaissance in the context of on and offline culture.… Read Full Text

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Lizz Winstead: Political Windsurfing While Droning Your Neighbor

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LizzWinsteadYou can’t windsurf, because that would be elitist.… Read Full Text

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Nadia Khiari “Willis in Tunis”

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I’ve learned that Tunisia has a fantastic tradition, especially since the Uprising* of 2011, of cartoons with attitude. Nadia Khiari’s “Willis from Tunis” was born from the new freedom to express yourself and criticise things in public and he has wasted no time in becoming a recognized symbol and fearless critic of politics, culture, and Tunisian society in general. But behind the crazy cat there is an even cooler person, a Nadia that knows what she wants out of life and for her country, and since waking up from being a self proclaimed “zombie under the dictatorship”, she is now determined to never stop living her dream – making cartoons.… Read Full Text