When I saw original Wizard of Oz on television as a youngster, I always wondered if there was some back story for the witches. I have always been fascinated by witches and their magical lives. So, when Maguire’s stories hit bookshelves I devoured them like manna from heaven.
Back in my adolescent years, I grew up watching the slasher flick Friday the 13th. Halloween back in my day would be bombarded with bloody hockey masks on young boys pretending to be Jason, the insane killer in the movie. My grandmother, a devout, and practicing Catholic, even had advice on how to steer your day “curse free” on Friday the 13th. After living through many Fridays associated with the ominous number thirteen, and getting through most without much ado, I realized that Friday the 13th wasn’t as bad as most would like you… Read More
I enjoy traveling because learning becomes interactive. My visit to Jamaica revealed that poverty is real. In the United States people can go most of their life without seeing or meeting homeless. However, that is getting more difficult as economies remain unstable. I was impressed with the Jamaican people, that no matter the difficulties of their struggles, the Jamaicans are a positive and resilient people. In Montego, Jamaica stands a statue of Samuel Sharpe,a revered freedom fighter against slavery. Sharpe, a leader in abolishing slavery in Jamaica, and aided towards eventual independence from Britain. “…Jamaica slaves… Read More
As you read the words sting ray I believe that the name Steve Irwin comes to mind. The horrible “gasps” echoed around the world when people heard of his injury and eventual passing. I still feel sad when I think about Irwin being gone, for his wild love of nature inspired me to watch him on television. I didn’t love nature as passionately as Irwin did, but I did appreciate it more. In the Grand Cayman there is a beautiful stretch of sand bar that houses a lot of sting rays called… Read More
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Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain No Reservations bids farewell with final season | Dialect Magazine
Travel Channel’s Anthony Bourdain No Reservations bids farewell with final season | Dialect Magazine. This is a must read! I wrote this article for Dialect Magazine. Even funnier I wrote before I even knew I would live so close to Austin. I guess it was just fate. Dialect Magazine also has other great articles about global culture. I hope you enjoy the article. Let me know if you do…good readings to ya! 🙂 Related articles DVR Alert: Philadelphia’s Episode Of Anthony Bourdain’s The Layover To Air Monday,… Read More
Ok, it started at 2am, an ungodly hour to start a journey across the pond, we traveled by bus for four hours! Ahhh! Then we took a flight which seemed to take forever (we had the privilege to be behind a small child who felt he should start a crying marathon) before we ended up on US soil. Oh the thrills of running to the gate as the plane is about to board except that security has other plans for you as they put your bag through one more time. My husband… Read More
Ever since Halloween was introduced to Germany in 1994 by a German businessman, Halloween has become a $245 billion business. Pretty good, for a holiday that isn’t traditionally European. Yep, my last year here I was going to dress up for Halloween. I have had other Halloweens here but I never dressed up. I usually end up with my husband and I passing out candy for the little German children who exclaimed, “Streich oder Süßigkeit” (“trick or candy”-the closet translation of American’s “trick or treat“). The children sometimes also say, “Süßes oder… Read More
Visit Venice through the eyes of an artist. Trail of Crumbs does a wonderful job of capturing not only the look, but the ambience of Venice. I hope you enjoy their blog as much as I have.
In the end there is always a hiccup…a surprise that no one ever meant to deal with. Besides our usual knowledge of what a hiccup is, the dictionary has another description. A hiccup can be described as- a minor difficulty, interruption, or setback. Here is the story of my “hiccup”… Any change, even a change for the better, is always accompanied by drawbacks and discomforts. Arnold Bennett Picking up your life and moving to another place, even one familiar to you, is never easy. There is bound to be hiccups as one prepares for… Read More