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Minor Mishaps in My Adolescence

Six

My sister and I used to play make-beleive in our living room. We played the typical children game where we couldn’t touch the floor because it was lava. 733 more words

Postaday

Day One, v. 19.0

Today is the first day of classes of my 19th year of teaching at the college level (kinda…I’m not counting TAing for a few classes as a masters student at the University of Denver). 584 more words

Being Bi-racial Abroad

I’ve seen many individuals sharing their experiences of being black and travelling abroad on multiple social network systems and since I’ve done a fair bit of travelling this summer, I thought I’d share my own experiences of being bi-racial abroad. 1,176 more words

lucky dragon

E. convinced me to try it as we sat in his living room one night, eating chocolate-covered figs. He retrieved a Swiffer from the crowded broom closet and taught me how to paddle. 517 more words

Rk

It’s just work-in-progress

Once a Pakistani Finance Minister (Forgetting his Name, Sorry!) visited Japan. He was amazed by that country’s development, human resource and service sector growth. You see, Japan is world’s most dangerous earthquake zone. 235 more words

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Russian Prague after Bali

This is back in the 70’s when we’d just finished our four & a half year contract with the Ministry of Tourism of Indonesia. I had to visit the Minister, General Prayogo about once a month in Jakarta & the last year I was obliged to live on the lovely island of Bali. 1,458 more words

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School days

This takes me back, to say the least! I received a photo from an old class mate from back in around 1952. This was my class at the Orange Hill Grammar School in Burnt Oak, north London – I’m in the middle at the back row. 228 more words

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