Joel Carillet

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Red Lights and a Rose

by Joel Carillet

He discovers the meaning of paradise.

I was thinking about paradise, a word so often flippantly tossed around in churches and mosques, at Club Med resorts and on Norwegian cruise liners. The word could be powerful, but we’ve made it soft.

It was 1:00 a.m., an hour before closing. A bottle of Heineken hung

Red Lights and a Rose2017-04-24T02:32:34-07:00

Clutching My Soul in Paradise

by Joel Carillet
A boy learns indelible lessons about time and life.

“‘Oars! Oars!’ he intensely whispered, seizing the helm—‘grip your oars, and clutch your souls, now! My God, men, stand by!’”

Herman Melville’s Ahab had never been to Papua New Guinea, and pursuing a whale was not really akin to investigating a plane wreck, but

Clutching My Soul in Paradise2017-04-24T02:32:44-07:00

Conversations on a Pakistani Bus

by Joel Carillet
The North-West Frontier is about as far away as an American can get, but you can still find some semblance of home.It was dusk now and the bus continued its rumble west on the Grand Trunk Road. We were two hours out of Rawalpindi and still an hour from Peshawar. It was about
Conversations on a Pakistani Bus2017-04-24T02:32:44-07:00