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Breakaway Daily Interview & Review: Mustafa Ozalcin’s debut fiction novel, “When The World Becomes Braille,” looks at the signs around us

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One Night in the 90’s is the first book from the trilogy series When the World Becomes Braille by Mustafa Ozalcin. The story is told first person from the perspective of the character Chris, through what he describes as a diary. During a London weekend we see Chris and his lifelong friends meander through relationships, drugs and violence. When the friends are on their way to pick up their girlfriends, Chris’s thoughts begin to drift to different times in his life. The character of Chris then begins to evolve and change, thanks to braille signs he sees appearing before him at different times. Once he acknowledges these signs, he tries to make sense of them. Chris reflects on the decisions he’s made, wondering if he’s made the right choices. When he unexpectedly meets an old friend twice by chance, he starts questioning the way his entire life is going. Born in London and currently residing in Istanbul with his wife and two children, Mustafa Ozalcin has written a unique story. It is full of sharp dialogue and will resonate with anyone who grew up in the eighties and nineties. Mustafa incorporated braille in an interesting way to tell his story. Braille…

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Breakaway Daily Technology Award Recipient: The Not Old Better Show

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Breakaway Daily Awards recognize excellence in achievement, technology and philanthropy.  Since the show’s launch in 2014, The Not Old Better Show has constantly pushed the boundaries with ease of access to technology. The multidimensional show is the first independent podcast to reach the 55+ age community and their families, delivering stories, tips, and resources with timely information through innovation.   The Not Old Better Show is an online audio podcast for those 50+, by those 50+ One of the show’s unique attributes is that listeners can “tune in” whenever and wherever they wish, making it portable, time shifted programming. Subscribers get access to any episode anywhere, and at anytime. The Not Old Better Show is available for download, stream and viewing via digital distribution through websites and apps. The show is available free of charge via NotOld-Better.com, iTunes, Soundcloud, Speaker, and on Apple and Android devices via Google Play, iHeartRadio and various other apps. Most recently it has joined Amazon’s Echo, to make it even better! The cylinder of sound is a new platform on which people can access Echo “skills” (Amazon’s name for Echo apps). The program can be launched by using voice commands such as “Alexa, play The Not Old Better…

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Interview with Taher Shah: The Breakaway Daily Achievement Award Recipient

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Breakaway Daily is proud to announce the 2014 award recipient for The Breakaway Daily Achievement Award to Pakistani internet sensation Taher Shah.  Shah’s achievements include; being top ranked in Google keyword searches for pop sensation singer, receiving three World Records, and a Gold Medal for his single “Eye to Eye.” Shah is a success story in his country of Pakistan. A businessman by profession, Shah has received global fame and worldwide recognition as a multitalented artist. Not only a singer, Shah also wrote, produced, and directed his debut music video “Eye to Eye.” Shah began his career with the song “Eye to Eye” that went viral all over the internet in 2013. The music video generated lots of publicity and reached more than 2.7 Million views worldwide. “Eye to Eye” also garnered him a hit in the UK, USA & India, three World Records titles and a Gold Medal – which he dedicated to his fans and his country of Pakistan. Interview with Taher Shah on receiving the Breakaway Daily Achievement Award Taher Shah, first of all I would like to congratulate you on this award! I feel humble, thanks to Breakaway Daily for giving me this distinguished award. Did you ever think…

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Breakaway Daily Interview: Author Rich Marcello Gives Insight into His New Novel “The Big Wide Calm”

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[Read Breakaway Daily’s review of The Big Wide Calm.] If Rich Marcello could choose only one creative mentor, he’d give the role to Jonathan Richmond and the Modern Lovers. This is not only because he currently resides in New England, where Jonathan started, but because of his life as a contemporary fiction author, poet and songwriter, whose literary inspiration often stems from songs he’s written. Rich grew up in New Jersey surrounded by song and word. For a while it seemed right to travel the musician’s path, especially during his stint inhis college folk group, at The University of Notre Dame, where he wrote and recorded his first original songs. But, as is true for many musicians, graduation led him down a different road, one on which he found his love for high technology. There, he enjoyed a successful career as a technology executive, managing several multi-billion dollar businesses for Fortune 500 companies. During his time in technology he never stopped creating art, and eventually his love for song and the written word grew to the point where he walked away from his first career to pursue poetry, song, and fiction with the same enthusiasm and discipline he demonstrated in business.…

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