Last month, I visited England for a wedding. I was there less than a week. Because of the nature in which I left England 4 years ago, I wasn’t sure what feelings would come up for me. England was my 2nd home. I’d begun building some semblance of a life there – building my career, […]Read More Jolly good time – (2nd) home sweet home.
Originally posted on Here There Everywhere:
Start: Barbican Tube Station This past Sunday was the first time in ages where I went on one of my rambling exploring days out. Yes it’s been winter, and cold and grey but I usually manage to get around during the season. Not the case this winter where I…
Originally posted on A Traveler's Tale:
A boy received a camera as a gift from his father on his birthday; Boy: “Thank you so much, Dad! You know that I want to be a photographer like you but I don’t know if I can be as good in photo composition.” Dad: “Oh, I’m sure…
Who forces time is pushed back by time; who yields to time finds time on his side. –The Talmud (NOTE: this is a long one, with a bit of cursing, disclosure, no punches pulled, and vulnerability. Don’t like any of that? Don’t bother reading any further.) NEW #MustRead #blog post: Then and now. #postaweek #expatriate […]Read More Then and now.
Today: I’m feeling: under the weather. Damn blasted allergies. 😐 I’m listening to: myself typing on this keyboard, along with silence. Aunt is taking a nap, uncle is outside doing who knows what, and I’m recovering from exercising and a night out. I’m thinking: when aunt wakes up and we go run errands, I need […]Read More Week in review 13-18 May.
Originally posted on D'NALI:
the three thousand plus lives lost, the feeling of uncertainty while in the smoky subway station directly under the first tower after it was hit, not knowing my own danger, the terror of standing in the street and watching the first tower crumble, knowing that life had been changed in…
Originally posted on Philosopher Mouse of the Hedge:
Stoic and precise: 21 men Measured and precise: 21 steps Sharp and cold: 21 rifles More than 21 tears. More than 21 should remember. About the Blue Star Memorial Highways: Why the Blue Star? During WW II, families and homes that had a son or daughter in…
Sankofa: “We must go back and reclaim our past so we can move forward; so we understand why and how we came to be who we are today.”Read More Sankofa.
I learned about Mary Seacole about 9 months after moving here. She was the Black equivalent of America’s Florence Nightingale.Read More Unsung heroine.
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(NOTE: This is the challenge from 2 weeks ago. Whatever… I’m still dealing with jet lag from going home. Better late than never.)Read More Weekly Writing Challenge: A Few Of My Favorite Things.