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A Calamity Averted

ca•lam•i•ty (kəˈlamədē) Noun: calamity; plural noun: calamities An event causing great and often sudden damage or distress; a disaster. It was a Tuesday morning 14 October 2014, a day not unlike any other day, the sun came up in the East, the lizards were crawling along the wall, and Mayang just brought me a cup of fresh brewed coffee. It was just another ordinarily day in … [Read More...]

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