Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

By Leslee Kahler I have had cats in my life since I was born, I can’t say I owned any of them as any cat owner knows the cat owns you , you don’t own the cat. Over the years I have learned much from my cats, but the greatest lessons I learned were patience, … Continue reading Life Lessons I Learned From My Cat

Tuna Tortellini with Cream

By John Goodie Eli, the main chef in the kitchen at his family-owned Jewish Ghetto restaurant near Rome’s Trastevere neighborhood, heard a ruckus outside when the sous-chef, Jacob, opened the back door to step out for a cigarette. Eli grew up in that Italian-Jewish kitchen, learning to cook with his grandfather and father, easily mastering … Continue reading Tuna Tortellini with Cream

The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems

By Thomas Page   The Tourists of the Sargasso Sea  Marine biologists have been baffled by the Sargasso Sea’s tubular tourists— The eel.    The eel  Seem to be the true  Sexless  Ageless  Birthless  Originless creature swimming along the warm streams.    They have baffled the likes of philosophers and psychoanalysts  With their knavish resistance … Continue reading The Tourists of Sargasso Sea and Other Poems

Art by Jing Kong

    Biography: I love life, nature and animals. I think painting is a way to explore human and animal souls. I like traditional painting, using gouache and ballpoint pen. I get inspiration from interesting pet stories. I try to discover the inner world of animals from paintings. Website: