Monthly Archives: March 2014

Driving Tanks and Crushing Cars

Every child’s dream, no matter the age! What a country !

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Marketplace Handwork of India

http://www.marketplaceindia.com     800.726.8905 My friend Judy shared this catalog with me when I admired a jacket she was wearing.  We had laughingly discussed how the Indian clothes are  not designed for the Western figure. Indian women wear their tops … Continue reading

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The Journey of Women in India

 From International New York Times  Thanks to Adrienne Middlemay at middlemaybooks.com Social Gains for Women Linked to Domestic Violence By NIDA NAJAR  MARCH 27, 2014, 5:26 AM NEW DELHI — Indian women who experience economic and social gains in the form … Continue reading

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Italian Super Trains

I  love train travel! To me it seems the best way to travel. . . . gently easing into a new place, seeing both where I have been  and  where I am going. We have traveled through Europe by train, … Continue reading

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Light of the World Award

  My friend Shaun Gibson presented me with this gift on my birthday. I was touched at his recognition and because of the meaning of the title.  That is a lot to live up to!    Shaun is a very … Continue reading

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Why we blog.. Tales Along The Way

My dear friend Elaine from foodbod.wordpress.com interviewed me to look for deep dark secrets and learn why I blog! Big Smiles. . . . . .

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Hospital Scandal in UK

I heard this on the radio yesterday  and checked the internet when I got home. . . . . When I think there is no further to sink , I read this “man’s inhumanity to man, or fetus”  story.  But … Continue reading

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Music Monday Eric Satie’s Three Gymnopedies

Erik Satie may be a name most of you will be unfamiliar with.  He was a  colorful French composer and pianist who lived from  1866- 1925 and was a member of the Parisian avant-garde. Satie was a sensitive, complex man … Continue reading

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“Departures”, Best Foreign Language Film 2009

This is the first in a series of foreign films shown  at the  local library. The purpose is  to learn about different cultures through the tales they show in their films. The subject  in “Departures” is the rituals of death … Continue reading

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David Defeats Goliath

I am mad about March Madness. . . . .For those of you are are not in the US, it is a tournament of college basketball teams, ranked by their wins and the difficulty of their season. Many have won … Continue reading

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