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It's Sunny!

I woke up one hot summer morning and thought, “Wow,it’s sunny!”

What I didn’t know was that the rest of the country was thinking the same thing, except while I stared at the scenery outside my window when I thought it, the rest of the country was staring at their television sets and thinking it. 269 more words



Musical Marker - We all have songs that remind us of specific periods and events in our lives. Twenty years from now, which song will remind you of the summer of 2014? 387 more words

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Songs and Life

As I hear the songs on my playlist, I get a sense that I feel alive, despite the fact that this Ankara summer is almost killing me at 40 degrees…Well, assuming that the humidity is not that bad of course. 484 more words


A Special Day That No One Would Ever Ask For: Standing in Solidarity...

I’m interrupting my retrospective series of posts of our October 2012 trip to Greece because today has been a special day in The Netherlands.

Special for all the wrong reasons, special because we welcomed home the first of the victims of Malaysian Airways Flight 17. 952 more words


As She Watched

As she watched him, she knew what he was thinking.  The kids called out harsh names like retard, and stupid, while the adults used more dignified terms such as simpleton and challenged, but there was nothing slow about her.  3,866 more words


Wednesday Wiseness: Journey from simple to not-so-simple

Life is a lot of things when you are a child.

Happiness is an ice cream cone.

Pain is a bruised knee.

Sadness is when a friend ignores you in school. 153 more words

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“Children see magic because they look for it.”
― Christopher Moore

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