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Paul Husband of Sheila, Father of Kirsty and Paul-Mark, Grandfather of Valentina, teacher, and friend Son of Pauline and Nazarene, brother to six siblings: Joseph – Angela – Carmel – Catherine – Victor – Maria Concetta Lover of freedom, honesty, dreams, dark chocolate, nuts, red wine, and windmills Patient and diplomatic, but like a dormant volcano is liable to erupt Enjoys sports, swimming, walking, travelling, reading, writing, painting, and drama Detests lies, double-faced people, wars, cheats, bullying, and vandalism Who feels for those in need, the persecuted, and the marginalized Who fears loss of countryside, betrayal, hate, suffering, and dementia Who would like to see tomorrow’s dawn, peace on earth, beyond the mountain peak, Resident of Safi village, Malta, Europe Callus ----------------------------------------- 17th October, 2014 Contest: Bio Poems Sponsor: Regina Riddle Placed: 1st

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Date: 2/13/2015 8:38:00 AM
Woah... 6 siblings huh? Must have been fun growing up. I've heard Malta is a beautiful country... :)
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Date: 2/13/2015 1:18:00 PM
Yes, Angie; 7 brothers and sisters in all (we pretended to be the Secret Seven and had lots of fun, especially on my grandfather's farm and windmill!) Malta is small, but beautiful...very rich in history, too. // Happy Valentine's Day! // paul
Date: 10/27/2014 1:31:00 AM
This is interesting to know, for I've never heard of anyone named Nazarene (only on churches will you see them in America).
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Date: 10/27/2014 11:41:00 AM
This name is mostly found in Christian/Catholic countries, exp in Italy...Nazzareno. (It refers to Nazareth, where Jesus was born.)
Date: 10/24/2014 11:33:00 AM
Love how I can see more personality and background beyond the face I see in your avatar - it all fits so well. Nazarene is a very unique name!! You're most intriguing line is "Patience and diplomatic, but like a dormant volcano is liable to erupt". Calm and considered until push comes to shove... love it!
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Date: 10/26/2014 7:31:00 AM
Thank you for reading my bio, Timothy. Nazarene is quite common in Malta, though it is usually shortened to Reno. Paul is common too...understandable for an island strongly linked to St. Paul. The good thing about dormant volcanos is that they rarely erupt:) // paul
Date: 10/22/2014 1:23:00 AM
It was really good getting to know you better through this poem. You are a kind-hearted and wonderful person, Paul. I can tell in the way in which you describe yourself. A great write, my friend!
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Date: 10/22/2014 3:48:00 AM
Hi Kelly! It has been lovely getting to know fellow soupers thanks to this bio contest. Luckily we had already read about "Who is Kelly?" and got to know you better. Thank you for stopping by and have a lovely day. hugs // paul
Date: 10/21/2014 4:42:00 AM
- A pleasure to read,Paul - When we think about what we have .... we are so lucky ! - Congratulations on your wonderful 1st place in the bio contest! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)
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Date: 10/21/2014 11:28:00 AM
Thank you Anne Lise. I have been lucky to mix with so many lovely people on Soup, you amongst them! I also enjoyed your lovely 'true or false' teaser:) /x/ paul
Date: 10/21/2014 12:18:00 AM
Glad to know more of u Paul ! Now I know why i synchronise with u coz I too love n detest what u do! Congrats on huge win!
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Date: 10/21/2014 11:32:00 AM
Thank you Upma...I agree with you that we have several things in common. I liked your bio and was disappointed not to find it on the final list. Have a nice day. // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 9:16:00 PM
Congrats Paul, great to see you recieve top honors!
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Date: 10/20/2014 3:37:00 PM
Thank you Richard; congratulations to you, too...well done! // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 4:19:00 PM
Just returning to offer huge congratulations on your first place win! Well-deserved, my friend! Pandita
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Date: 10/20/2014 3:41:00 PM
Thank you Pandita...appreciate this second visit from you and your support, too. // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 3:48:00 PM
windmills, eh? i very much enjoyed this poem, paul, and have learned a lot of interesting things about you. i visited holland last year and i loved the windmills, too (and dark chocolate - of course!). great poem...
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Date: 10/20/2014 3:43:00 PM
Thank you Ilene; I was brought up in a windmill, so you can imagine why I am attracted by windmills; dark chocolate tastes lovely, not sweet and healthy:) God bless. // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 3:42:00 PM
Congratulations on your win Paul. You might of noticed I have a brother Paul, what I didn't write is his second name. It's Paul Mark. Small world.
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Date: 10/20/2014 3:46:00 PM
Yes, I did notice the name Paul...knowing that in reality it's a Paul Mark makes it even more interesting. Thank you for the visit...lovely, as usual. // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 2:09:00 PM
I commented on this yesterday Paul yet my comment has disappeared - how strange! Many congrats on your top spot:-) hugs jan xxx
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Date: 10/19/2014 3:01:00 PM
It is strange how some comments disappear; it happens to me too, and I have no answer to it! The first 3 people who greeted me on Soup do not have a reply from me, but I know I did answer them. Thank you for the congrats...will go have a look. hugs // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 1:51:00 PM
Congratulations Paul on your first place win.
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Date: 10/19/2014 2:56:00 PM
Hi Maurice, both you and Jan have just popped in with your congrats!:) Thank you, lots; I'll now go have a look at the result list. cu // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 12:33:00 PM
Ah, my friend, we are so much alike in the things we detest and our fears. Like you, I keep hoping the "peace" awaits "beyond the mountain peak." You've been dormant for a long time, dear Paul. When will you erupt again? Let me know so I can alert the media :D Your bio is succinct and a brilliant portrayal of the man I've come to admire. Wishing you success! Love, Carolyn
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Date: 10/19/2014 2:54:00 PM
Many many thanks Carolyn; your comments give me wings:) I can feel that many of my points are similar to yours, and I am honoured to be sharing your friendship and admiration. As for wishing me success...I just noticed Maurice coming back with congrats....see...you brought me luck:) love // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 10:40:00 AM
I love your poetry, I can only imagine that your painting is as accomplished. Great Bio. There so much in it I relate too.
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Date: 10/19/2014 2:48:00 PM
Hi Maurice...I suppose I am lucky that I have been blessed with several talents, but I can assure you that I am not Superman! Still, I have enough going on to keep me busy all year round. Thank you...as always I appreciate every visit. // paul
Date: 10/19/2014 6:06:00 AM
I feel the substance of your being and it feels consistent with the person I see when I read your work. It is a pleasure to have this confirmation.
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Date: 10/19/2014 7:13:00 AM
Hi Richard! What we say, write and do usually gives us away; I am pleased that you found some good substance in my bio; I do not know what perfection is, and I do not look for it....all I want is to feel that I'm on the right track while trying to keep a clean sheet. Thank you for the lovely comments. // paul
Date: 10/18/2014 8:37:00 AM
That is awesome, you are a good man, :)
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Date: 10/18/2014 5:14:00 PM
Hi Casarah! Thank you for the visit and awesome comment! I'm just an ordinary man (no halo!)...lots like me around; just trying to stick to my principles and ideals....I have my failures, too:) hugs // paul
Date: 10/18/2014 7:13:00 AM
Thanks Paul.. the first time I read your sweet memory poem and see your avatar.. I felt and had the vibes of how gentle and caring you are.. :) The more that I have proven this through our talks.. You are a white lovely soul.. :) And am so glad that from thousands of soupers, we came to be friends... :) :D!!! as what your name Paul is.. :) Thanks to your lovely parents. :) God bless you always.. it's me, OLive Eloisa.. :)
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Date: 10/20/2014 8:19:00 AM
kudos!
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/18/2014 5:34:00 PM
Hi Olive_eloi!:) I have been blessed with your honest and sincere friendship. That smile won me over, as well as your unfaltering positive approach to life. You have a mind of your own, but you are always ready to listen and learn, and your progress has been very apparent. Being your a---- a--- is proof of real friendship:) God bless you:) hugs // paul
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Date: 10/18/2014 7:15:00 AM
I thank you for being my friend, my good critic, my teacher, my poetry friend and my a---- a--- through the lines.. :D!!!
Date: 10/18/2014 12:53:00 AM
Alfred, through your previous poems I could sense that you love honesty,diplomacy,freedom and peace.I wasn't wrong.I believed you are a decent citizen,and you are.I am proud of who you are mostly cause you are a malteser like me.Its nice to have people like you on the isle.Yes you make us proud.Re dark chocolate,I love it too.Re friends,many of my closests happen to be teachers .Re Safi,its a lovely place which is still untouched by buzzling noise.Btw I am from Balzan and lives in Attard.Wonderful bio and am to fav. it.You don't happen to know Mr Alexander Francalanza?A teacher who made me fall in love with english poetry.
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Charmaine Chircop
Date: 10/18/2014 6:13:00 PM
people : )
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Date: 10/18/2014 6:12:00 PM
I don't have I meant.. in my reply B-) ). My Francalanza teacher used to live in B'kara,back then.Re Attard-I only know my neighbours in the surroundings.Re Balzan,I know plenty of peopple,So I might know him,even if I can't recall who He is : ).Lovely bio!
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Paul Callus
Date: 10/18/2014 5:53:00 PM
Dear Charm...no problem with typo!! My brother Charles lives at Balzan; a 3rd cousin, Antoinette Baldacchino (ex teacher)lives at Attard. I know a few Francalanza teachers...2 from B'Kara and 1 from B'Bugia, but can't recall the name Alex...whoever it was did a great job! Thank you for all the lovely remarks you passed; I too hold you in high esteem and know for sure that you must be a delightful person (I read your bio, too!). Thanks for the fav. Have a nice weekend. // paul
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Date: 10/18/2014 3:45:00 AM
Sorry O called you Alfred..and I dont has any friends with that name..Gee: )
Date: 10/18/2014 12:26:00 AM
:) You forgot a very important piece there, Paul...Friend and supporter of Appassionata! You are a wonderful man, indeed.
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Date: 10/18/2014 5:40:00 PM
Thank you Eileen! How could I ever forget my Appassionata...my lady in red!:) In life we are there for each other, when the occasion arises, and one nice, helpful, encouraging word can work wonders. Have a lovely weekend. hugs // paul
Date: 10/17/2014 11:47:00 PM
I am so impressed - what a wonderful, well-rounded, well-grounded person you are! Excellent piece, Paul! I love it! You are a winner and so is this piece! Pandita
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Date: 10/18/2014 5:27:00 PM
You are too kind, Pandita!! I believe that we have two paths to follow in life...one dark, the other light; I opt to avoid the dark one, even though I often falter and stumble!! The intentions are good, but the spirit can be weak, too:) Thank you for all the lovely and complimentary words. /x/ paul
Date: 10/17/2014 10:17:00 PM
Nice to meet you Paul. Thank you for sharing a part of yourself. Very wonderful qualities. I knew you were a very kind caring person.
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Date: 10/18/2014 5:22:00 PM
Gimme five, Brenda! Thank you for your sweet and complimentary remarks. By the way...I too used to be in a choir when in my teens; gave it up when I went to teachers' training college, where we were boarders. Have a nice weekend. // paul
Date: 10/17/2014 9:44:00 PM
Thanks for a small peak behind this kind and colorful curtain Paul
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Date: 10/18/2014 4:47:00 PM
Thank you David; this contest is surely achieving its aim. // paul
Date: 10/17/2014 9:21:00 PM
"emarginilized."..Great bio, hope it fits the structure she asked for. Glad to learn more about you..if I ever get to Malta, we have to get together...BG
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Date: 10/18/2014 4:36:00 PM
:) thank you Barbara. It is lovely getting to know each other better. I'll be happy to meet you in person were you ever to set foot on our small island:) Take care. // paul
Date: 10/17/2014 8:20:00 PM
A wonderful bio Paul....glad I know you...cheers
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Date: 10/18/2014 4:28:00 PM
Thank you Tim; may I add that we already know quite a bit about each other from what we write and say! In the bio we offer an added bonus. // paul
Date: 10/17/2014 7:34:00 PM
Nice meeting you Paul, :) eve
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Date: 10/18/2014 4:05:00 PM
Thank you Eve. Enjoyed reading your interesting bio, too. Take care. // paul