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The Mother of Parliaments and the mother of all silliness

After I promoted a post on political absurdity, a Google+ user, Andrew Knighton, wrote to say that “when Caroline Lucas became an MP she received a ceremonial dagger on a ribbon days before she received the computer equipment she needed to do her job. 536 more words


August 2nd , Virgin of Los Angeles Day in Costa Rica.

This devotion particularly took place in the village called “Puebla de Pardos”, situated at the outskirts of the capital Cartago, a village ethnically formed by descendants of blacks and indigenous people. 550 more words

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