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MOTHER TONGUE back story ~ The author and the Foreign Legion

For a look at the REAL La Légion Etrangère’s 2ème Régiment Étranger de Parachutistes fighting today in Afghanistan, watch this Youtube video. This elite international intervention force is still based in Calvi, Corsica. 669 more words

Karen Stephen Author

Reframing ~ when you need a new look at life

In my Doc Flamingo persona, I am a licensed Psychologist in California and after a 40-year career as a therapist, am now serving as the Mental Health Clinical Director for a large health plan providing medical and mental health services to over 500,000 Medi-Cal recipients in 14 northern CA counties. 291 more words

Karen Stephen Author

The Scented Isle ~ in photos and words - The Citadelle Corte

Excerpt from MOTHER TONGUE by Karen Stephen

Within minutes I dropped down into a valley and entered the outskirts of Corte. Seeing its sleek, modern buildings dispelled the gruesome images. 70 more words

Karen Stephen Author

The Scented Isle ~ in photos and words ~ Caporalino

Excerpt from MOTHER TONGUE by Karen Stephen

I tapped my breaks as the first building in the tiny village came into view, a two-story house whose rear of rough, moss-covered stone lurked behind a façade of beige stucco. 111 more words

Karen Stephen Author

The Scented Isle ~ in photos and words ~ Granite knob

Excerpt from MOTHER TONGUE by Karen Stephen

Not until I spotted a knob of granite sticking up from the valley floor like a two-hundred-foot-high thumb hitching a ride, its backside sheared off as if by a giant axe, did it strike me that Corsica, this place where my life had begun, might have a special character of its own.  15 more words

Karen Stephen Author

A symphony of lonely hearts on Valentine's Day

A Symphony of Lonely Hearts

Now is the only time.
Right now I am creating a state of mind,
a joyful moment
to carry me into the next hour, 331 more words

Karen Stephen Author

5th birthday FROZEN extravaganza

Anticipation was in the air. My granddaughter eagerly awaits the arrival of her guests, hoping against hope that Elsa and Anna will keep their promise made at Disneyland months earlier to come to her 5th birthday party. 363 more words

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