The Roman Ghetto

Dushan and Chioma were at Lungotevere de’ Cenci, 00186 Roma, the meeting point for the Ghetto and Jewish Museum walking tour. The tour was about three hours long. They had arranged it through the hotel. Initially, they had planned to explore the Ghetto on their own but Alfredo, the attendant at the concierge suggested the …

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Rehema, Sports, a Wedding & Church

"Oh, before I forget, Rehema asked about you." My heart skipped a beat at the mere mention of Rehema's name. And it thrilled me that she had asked about me. "How is she?" I wanted so badly to see her. "She's fine." "Is she coming over today?" "I don't think so." I was crushed. It …

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Lunch & A Trip Down Memory Lane

Tanner had just called to invite her to have lunch with him and she had accepted. Now, she couldn't help wondering if she should have accepted. This was the sixth time they were going to have lunch together. In addition to having lunch together, they did other things like going to the Burlington Performing Arts …

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Laird and Martina Honeymooning

It was their first night in Bora Bora. They were staying in a beach villa at the Bora Bora Pearl Beach Resort with its private garden with private plunge pool. The comfortable living room opened onto the beach and they had dazzling views of the lagoon and the majestic Mount Otemanu. The bedroom was very …

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Fifth Time’s a Charm?

I stand at the pier in Barcelona, waiting to board. In my luggage I have my essential essentials and worn out wigs. It's a balmy evening and I'm set to go on the Heart Escapades cruise. This is my fifth time going on a cruise for singles. Maybe this time around I will get lucky …

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From the Movies to the Monastery

She was the pretty blonde in the movie, Where the Boys Are. In five years she made ten films, starring opposite Stephen Boyd, Montgomery Clift, George Hamilton and Robert Wagner following her debut film, Loving You with Elvis Presley. The two teamed up again for King Creole. By the early 1960s, Dolores was an established …

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In Sanaya’s Memory

It was love at first sight for me when I saw her walking towards me.  It was a blind date.  I don't usually go on blind dates, mind you, but for some inexplicable reason, I went on this one and man, was I glad I did. She had to be the most beautiful girl on …

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Go Back…

“I had a bad experience today,” Carlos told his wife, Candis. “What happened?” “I was in a convenience store, getting bottled water when a white woman walked up to me and told me to go back to where I came from.  After I recovered from my shock, I informed her that I was born in …

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An International Disgrace

I couldn't believe it when I heard that President Donald Trump cancelled his trip to a cemetery for "Americans killed in World War I, the White House citing bad weather that grounded his helicopter."  He had been scheduled to lay a wreath and observe a moment of silence at the Aisne-Marne American Cemetery and Memorial, located …

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Harriet Tubman

Harriet Tubman was an escaped slave who became a leading abolitionist.  She led hundreds of slaves to freedom on the Underground Railroad. Notes to Women salute this brave woman who suffered hardship and physical violence. When she crossed into the free state of Pennsylvania, she was overwhelmed with relief and awe.  Of this experience, she …

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