Monthly Archives: April 2016

For My Dear Pakistani Friends: Fayyaz and Meena

What a gift this morning from Judy!  The story of this kind, gentle man has left me weeping !Of course there are people who live their lives with a “giving heart” in Pakistan but their stories rarely  reach the news. … Continue reading

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Meet India’s Buttermilk Uncle

If you are in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana, buttermilk is your quintessential quick-fix remedy to beat the sweltering heat. There’s no way that you can step out of the house without having your fill for the day. And just in … Continue reading

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John Perkins. . . . . Leader for Reconciliation

Dr. John Perkins, eighty-five years young will be speaking at Loudonville Community Church this weekend at the church’s first local  “Mission Possible Conference.”  Dr. Perkins was born into Mississippi poverty, but fled to California after the death of his brother … Continue reading

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“Eye in the Sky”. . . . . . film review

Dame Helen Mirren gave another steller performance, though steely cold but  quite  appropriate as her role as a  Colonel in the British Armed Forces. The suspense of this film  is a killer while the American and British disagree on a … Continue reading

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Moral Bucket List by David Brooks

SundayReview | OP-ED COLUMNIST The Moral Bucket List David Brooks David Brooks APRIL 11, 2015 Credit Rachel Levit. Photography by Tony Cenicola/The New York Times ABOUT once a month I run across a person who radiates an inner light. These … Continue reading

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Through Their Eyes and Into Their Hearts

Monday night  was  the exhibition of our trip to India in 2015.   It was a story on  a wall of photographs, sketches, funny photos with funnier quotes, a wall of student architectural designs, and all covered by colorful scarves … Continue reading

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Primary Day

My daughter is always telling  me that we should watch the local TV stations and get the local newspaper so we will at least know who has died in the area.  I reply  that  she will let us know.  Yesterday, … Continue reading

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More Fun with Parker and Violet

The weekend has flown by.  I left on Monday  after putting them on the school bus. Saturday  in the afternoon we headed to the Skaneatles YMCA for Parker to ice skate and then 2 hours of swimming for them both. … Continue reading

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Rite of Spring

Yesterday was the opening day, and two of my friends and I set out for an adventure.  To top off the shopping , we are all named Anne.   I love these clothes. . . simple yet elegant and I … Continue reading

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Poor Immigrant Makes Good

‪#‎HappyBirthday‬ to Anne Sullivan Macy born ‪#‎OnThisDay‬ in 1866. Macy was the eldest daughter of poor, unskilled Irish immigrants. When she was 7 years old, Macy developed trachoma, a bacterial infection of the eyes, which was left untreated. At age … Continue reading

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