My name is Meriam… I am a twenty-year old Tunisian girl. A tired soul with short-dark hair and brown eyes. I was born in a small town near the Libyan Desert called Tataouine… a harsh place invaded by ISIS, where a girl is either a sex slave, or simply an unproductive, desperate human being. I always thought that I was going to end up dead either by getting beaten up, or by committing suicide. Life stopped the moment I realized that I was a prisoner of an extremist religious family, a harsh judgmental Islamic culture, a third-world country and a careless government. But no more worries, because today I woke up in my double-bed, sunshine was coming through my big window and I could smell spring in my green back yard; located in my burgundy home in Eagan, Minnesota. . I used to believe that I suffer from rumination, which is a kind of excessive thinking that results in stress and anxiety. I have repetitive thoughts going in and out of my mind, basically, all day long. From the moment I wake up, it just keep happening; when I am sitting in class, when I am talking to someone, when I am eating a sandwich, when I am taking a shower, even when I am kissing somebody or having a group meeting, it is too strong to be distracted from it. I can’t forget, and I kind of forgive myself now for not being able to; maybe that’s why I am still functioning and looking like any other normal twenty-year old girl. I feel sorry and angry because god, or whatever is running this life, had to teach me a lesson in the most savage, unbearable way ever. I am mad because I didn’t get to choose myself, my family or my country… I am mad because I didn’t enjoy my childhood, and because I had to wake up for…

About a year ago , I decided to move from my country, to chasing my dreams and fly over my thought . I remember almost every day used to say I will leave here in next 6 month, Every day to my self and my family. From the financial part we were in the middle of the line , not reach and not poor.  I was working 2 shifts totaly 12 hours a day 6 says a week but no saving!!!  I didn’t get to use to save money, all I knew was I have no right to limit myself because of tomorrow! the time that you have no idea what will be upon you. That time I was sure that I will have my own way and lifestyle another place far from my family and there was when I found a English institue online and as I had a program to take the IELTS exam so I started study with them after a while the manager who was a Iranian man offered me a job. Woow! I started working with them online and translating and writing some articles about how to learn English and after the Ielts exam Once I asked the manager , Can I help you with anything becuse he looked tired ! and he replied “Yes, you can if you come over here” ! And I said ” Ok, just send me the invitation .” That day changed my life . My father realized I belong to somewhere else and he let me go… It was hard for them to let me go, it was a risk , the couldn’t come with me and for 28 years I didn’t leave them , never! I was ready to go and see another season of mylife and explore myself and life. For some paper thing we should go to the capital and almost 14 days we staid there and…

Enrique’s early days and from Spain to Mexico Enrique was born in Madrid?(Northern Spain) or really…on a boat while the family were leaving from Barcelona on the Atlantic Ocean, Spain(possibly on a boat when his parents and family were moving “leaving” to Mexico) and his parents were from Northern Spain or… Madrid”!”.., Spain. It is said they had moved to Mexico City. Mexico and he had lived at Veracruz, Mexico. It had said he was born in the year 1900(possibly 1898) and recently it had said he was born in 1902 and 1905 and his death certificate had written in 1905 and it could of been misswritten and his brother Antonio(later who had became Mexico Ambassador to the United States) that year(in 1905) was born that had written in a article on a webpage. In 1917(or1919) Enrique had been listed to the Mexican Army and he had a girlfriend at Spain and in 1917 he visited Spain on a boat to meet with his girlfriend and bring her to Mexico with him and her last name was Fidalgo and he married her and they lived together too and that was Enrique’s frist wife. His second was Jurnouirro(?) and third wife was Mrs. Madero(or she was the second wife possibly) and she was a niece of the Mex. President Madero. Meanwhile his brother Carlos had study as a pianist in the 1920’s and later had scored on several songs. And one of his sisters had moved to Houston, Texas. In the beginning of the 1930’s Enrique had first became a Mex. officer for the army it was told. He was a sargeant(sargento) to colonel(coronel) from 1930-1949. He had study as a doctor in the army and got his BAA degree. It had said before he had traveled to Tijuana, B.C. Mex. and stayed there in the 1930s as a officer there. His mothers uncle in 1933 had got into the Mexican President Elections…

                                       Satyaki’s Clarification Commercial advertisements cannot replace facts. This time justice will win in a court of law. It appears that the copyright of books of the noted poet, Gunturu Seshendra Sarma who passed away in May 2007, has become a subject of controversy. On December 2, 1989, Sri Seshendra transferred completely, in a will, the copyright of his corpus of entire works to his second and youngest son, Satyaki, in his own handwriting. When Sri Seshendra was alive, Satyaki reprinted seven books from the collection of his newspaper writings, Enta kalam Ee Endamavulu? (How long are these Mirages?) in June 1995 to Oohalo (In Imagination) in 2001. Within six months after Sri Seshendra passed away, Satayaki re-printed the modern classic, My Country, My People. The book-launching was organized on November 16. On 19-1-2001 (Monday) there appeared an advertisement given by an advocate in a newspaper. It was stated in the commercial that Sri Seshendra, suspending all his previous wills, delegated the copyrights of his books to Indira Dhanarajgir on 5-1-2006. That way she has subjected the issue of copyrights of Sri Seshendra’s books to controversy. In this background, here is an interview with Satyaki who owned the copyright of Sri Seshendra’s books for 17 years. *** Q: What must be the reason for the release of this commercial ad, now? Satyaki: I was taken aback by this advertisement. She knows well that my father has bequeathed the copyrights of all his books to me in his own handwriting and based on that I re-printed a few of his books. If my father has transferred the copyright to Indira Dhanarajgir on 5-1-2006 as she claims he would have informed me. He was hale and healthy at the age of 62 when he gave the copyright to me. There was no need for…

The literary world is aware that my father Gunturu Seshendra Sarma, eminent poet, litterateur and scholar-critic, died on 30th may 2007. Ever since he expired, there has been no mention of his parents, family members and other personal details in the news and in the articles about him. Not only this, fictional lies are being spread and using money power one shady lady is being propagated as his wife and so on. This has been causing me, as his son, a great mental agony. That is why, through this article, I am revealing certain fundamental truths to the literary field of this country and the civilized society. I appeal to your conscience to uphold truth, justice and values of our composite culture.Seshendra Sharma’s family members are: Parents: Subrahmanyam Sharma, Ammaayamma; Wife: Janaki Daughters: Vasundhara, Revathi,Sons: Vanamali, Saatyaki. Only these two are legal heirs of Seshendra Sharma, socially and morally too.STREET PLAY AND CIRCUSIn 1972, away from the civilized society, without the knowledge of parents and near and dear, in a far flung village called Halebeed in Karnataka a circus, a street play was staged. Let me make it clear that even after this street play my father did not divorce my mother Mrs. G.Janaki legally. He never had even a faint intention of committing such as uncivilized act. On the contrary, in all crucial Government documents he nominated my mother as his legal heir from time to time. During his long career as Municipal Commissioner with the Government of Andhra Pradesh, he retired 3 times. His first retirement came in 1975 by way of compulsory retirement for his anti estrablishment writings during Mrs. Gandhi’s emergency. His second retirement came in 1983 when the then new chief minister N.R. Rama Rao’s government reduced the age of service from 58 to 55 years. The third and final retirement in the year 1985 on attaining 58 years of age. On all these occasions,…

THE EVERY-DAY LIFE OFABRAHAM LINCOLN CHAPTER IAncestry—The Lincolns in Kentucky—Death of Lincoln's Grandfather—Thomas Lincoln and Nancy Hanks—Mordecai Lincoln—Birth of Abraham Lincoln—Removal to Indiana—Early Years—Dennis Hanks—Lincoln's Boyhood—Death of Nancy Hanks—Early School Days—Lincoln's First Dollar— Presentiments of Future Greatness—Down the Mississippi—Removal to Illinois—Lincoln's Father— Lincoln the Storekeeper—First Official Act—Lincoln's Short Sketch of His Own Life.The year 1809—that year which gave William E. Gladstone to England—was in our country the birthyear of him who wears the most distinguished name that has yet been written on the pages of American history—ABRAHAM LINCOLN. In a rude cabin in a clearing, in the wilds of that section which was once the hunting-ground and later the battle-field of the Cherokees and other war-like tribes, and which the  Indians themselves had named Kentucky because it was "dark and bloody ground," the greatWar President of the United States, after whose name History has written the word "Emancipator," first saw the light. Born and nurtured in penury, inured to hardship, coarse food, and scanty clothing,—the story of his youth is full of pathos. Small wonder that when asked in his later years to tell something of his early life, he replied by quoting a line from Gray's Elegy:"The short and simple annals of the poor."Lincoln's ancestry has been traced with tolerable certainty through five generations to Samuel Lincoln of 2Norfolk County, England. Not many years after the landing of the "Mayflower" at Plymouth— perhaps in the year 1638—Samuel Lincoln's son Mordecai had emigrated to Hingham, Massachusetts. Perhaps because he was a Quaker, a then persecuted sect, he did not remain long at Hingham, but came westward as  far as Berks County, Pennsylvania. His son, John Lincoln, went southward from Pennsylvania and settled in Rockingham County, Virginia. Later, in 1782, while the last events of the American Revolution were in progress, Abraham Lincoln, son of John and grandfather of President Lincoln, moved into Kentucky and took up a tract of government…