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Memories To Pin

This is something I have been carrying around in my purse since I first got it. The pin, not the purse.

When I first moved to Kuwait for a job, it was a strange mixed feeling. 415 more words

Kuwait

New Positive Beginnings require Soul Searching and Honesty ~ personally and politically

What a year we’ve had, my hubby and I ~ Both travelling around and living in Kinghorn, Fife ~ enjoying a sabbatical and writer’s retreat ~ making new friends and soaking up the warm Scottish hospitality. 856 more words

Here And Now

Holy shit

I just dreamt that he had gotten shot in the abdomen and i was doing everything to keep him from bleeding out. I was crying hysterically and on top of him to apply pressure. 6 more words

Memoirs

My Mother

Her birth name was Eleanor, but she referred to herself as Jeanne. Two “n’s” followed by an E. She thought Eleanor old-fashioned, the kind of woman who was demurring, subservient to her husband, a mother trapped by children, cooking, baking and cleaning all day. 642 more words

Writing

Los Caguayos, Short Story

I spent the first nine years of my life living in Julia, a small town in Oriente, the eastern province of Cuba that looks like the head of a crocodile, the shape most often assigned to this Caribbean calamity. 611 more words

Caguayos

Home to Lebanon: Anthony Shadid's "House of Stone"

This post is a response to Aarti’s #Diversiverse challenge.  For more information about her #Diversiverse challenge, click  here.

(I don’t know if Arabs are considered people “of color,” but they are certainly a minority group who have been much maligned as of late.) 2,105 more words

Books

A Late Start (Part One)

I need to engage in writing exercises that’ll help me polish up the dull habits I’ve formed since leaving college in 2006. This will be Part One in a “ 154 more words

Writing