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The Toothache god

There is a place in Katmandu where the people nail a coin to cure toothache.


Europe's Fascination with the Wild West

On June 6, 2015, French actor Pierre Brice, an actor I have seen in plenty of movies when growing up in Austria, passed away. He was most famous – at least in Austria and Germany – for his portrayal of Winnetou, a fictitious Mescalero Apache chief, in eleven movies based on novels by German author Karl May. 510 more words


How Good and Pleasant

I grew up in a family of four brothers. Three of us, and our wives, just finished spending the weekend together.

Our family has always been close – thankfully, no major drama or fights. 501 more words


County Fair

I have always loved the county and state fairs even though they have been scaled back here in California (I am guessing because they are not that popular anymore). 445 more words


A different 'Fast'..!

Rituals and traditions often help us cope with our fears. Often we blindly follow the procedures to perform rituals and fasts without giving it a thought. 255 more words


The Littlest's Tree

Four years ago, *A* and I were finishing our master’s degrees, living in a little townhouse with a tiny front porch (stoop, really).  I was away for much of the week each week during that spring semester, … 1,137 more words


Ahoy, It's a Boy! Nautical Baby Shower

With the help of friends, family, and poor recruits who didn’t know what they were in for, this past Memorial Day weekend, I hosted a nautical baby shower for my best friends, Rachel and Shayne, who are expecting their first child – a little boy, due to arrive in August. 2,058 more words