Category Archives: Not America

“T” is for Trevor from Texas

When you are sorrowful look again in your heart, and you shall see that in truth you are weeping for that which has been your delight. – Kahlil Gibran I’m really tired. I wasn’t going to write a post today.  … Continue reading

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Change

“When you travel you take something with you and you leave something behind.” This week’s WordPress photo challenge is Change. I’ve changed every time I’ve faced personal challenges such as marriage, motherhood, living in a new country, death of my … Continue reading

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Nice neighbors from Norway

Why do so many people go on vacation over Easter? The Museum had record attendance figures over the past couple of weeks. As several of my blogging buddies have reminded me its been a while since I last wrote a … Continue reading

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Divine Mother “Amma Sri Karunamayi”

FrizzText’s A-Z photo challenge is now at “M“. A month before I walked in Spain, the Divine Mother, the world-renowned Hindu spiritual leader Sri Karunamayi, blessed me and my pilgrimage on the Camino.  This post is about that meeting. Sri … Continue reading

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“The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”

FrizzText’s photo challenge this week is “j”. This post is a brief description of my parents  journeys from Jerusalem, and Jamshedpur to a city in Africa beginning with “j“… My family has emigrated every generation since my grandfather left Odessa … Continue reading

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Tagged “i” is for my parents …

When I saw that this week Frizztext’s A-Z Photo Challenge is “i“, I just had to join in because: “i” = India my Mother’s birth place “i” = Israel my Father’s birth place I’m really sad that I still haven’t … Continue reading

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Līgo Weekly 220w Challenge – España

I was going to show you the early signs of spring in my neighborhood in this post – there are blossoms on the flowering cherry trees – but when I saw that this week’s theme at Līgo Weekly 220w challenge … Continue reading

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Wild Weekly Photo Challenge: my Escape along the Camino

Why was it so important for me to walk along the Camino to Santiago earlier this spring? Did I just need to Escape to a simpler time, and place far-far away from electronic gadgets, multi-tasking and long commutes? You can … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Foreign

After our friends Frances and Mauro told us about tartuffo (truffles) they ate in Italy, and how only a few specially trained dogs are able to sniff them out under the ground in the woods, Mr F and I were … Continue reading

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Weekly Photo Challenge: a Happy wedding

A mother’s pride… While I always looked forward to my kids progressing to the next stage of crawl-walk-talk-go-to-school, the fact that they’d become “adults” one day was something I didn’t think about, it was so far away in the future, … Continue reading

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