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Houston Staples

When you’ve lived somewhere for 28 years, you’re bound to have some go-to places that you don’t even think twice about when the necessity arrives–and the necessity for many of these places arises way too often for me during the holiday season. 201 more words


NaNoWriMo--Day 10: Fleet

Fleet 10

Tripps led me through the ship using a maze of corridors, ladders, and stairs. The walk lasted long enough I was pretty sure she was playing with me. 767 more words


A simple trip to the tailor.

Say you live in Delhi and you need a tailor to sew together the blouse that goes under your new sari. So you call up the guy that a friend recommends, the one that serves all the expats and comes directly to your house. 380 more words

Local Flavor

Review: My Grandfather’s Coat by Jim Aylesworth

My Grandfather’s Coat by Jim Aylesworth, illustrated by Barbara McClintock

Based on a Yiddish folksong, this picture book celebrates the thrift, hard work and skills of immigrants to the United States.  Told in the first person by the grandchild, this book looks at one man who came to the US and worked hard as a tailor.  He met a woman and they got married and he made his own coat for the wedding.  He wore it everywhere until finally, it was worn it.  So then what did he do?  He made it into a jacket.  He wore that everywhere and eventually wore it out too.  So then he made it into a vest.  He then wore that until it was frayed.  The book progresses through a necktie and finally a stuffed mouse made from the last of the old fabric and even when that is eventually torn apart, a mouse finds it to be perfect for her nest.  … 177 more words

Book Reviews

The Two Tailors

Abraham wanted a new suit, so he bought a nice piece of cloth and then tried to locate a tailor. The first tailor he visited looked at the cloth and measured Abraham, then told him the cloth was not enough to make a suit. 112 more words

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