Lunch, Christmas Dinner & Roberto

It was exactly noon when Genet arrived at the restaurant. Fabrizio was already there at the table. He was on his tablet but set it aside immediately when he saw her. "Hello." "Hello." His gaze traveled over her. Smiling, he remarked, "You look great. She forced a smile. "Thank you." "I thought you might like …

Rescuer of Warsaw’s Children

“You see a man drowning, you must try to save him even if you cannot swim.”― Irena Sendler, Life In A Jar She was a woman of great courage, risking her life to rescue 2,500 Jewish children.  People may wonder how could one person save so many children. It was in her nature to help …

The Forest

Beyond my windows is a forest, much like the one my family and I escaped to in 1942.  We escaped from the ghetto in the small town of Zhetel before it was liquidated and all of the remaining Jews, except for a few, were murdered.  My family and other families set up camps in the …

A Night Out With Parin

"You look amazing in that dress," Parin remarked when he saw Carina. It was Saturday night and he was taking her out for dinner. He made the date with her yesterday evening when they went for a drink. "Thank you. I don't have to tell you how good you look." He smiled. He took her …

The Opera, A Play, A Villa & Celibacy

Photo by cottonbro on Pexels.com Father Morelli was coming down the stairs from the loft where he sometimes like to go and read His Bible. He had been up there for quite some time and was now making his way to the sanctuary because he was expecting Genet to stop by. They saw each other …

Back in Jacksonville

He was back in Jacksonville after spending eight weeks on a teaching mission in Kigali, Rwanda. He was still readjusting to the time difference. Rwanda was six hours ahead. "You still haven't told me about your mission trip to Rwanda. How was it?" "It was very good. I'm happy I decided to do it." "I …

Neval Anthony Dormer

He was of mixed ethnicity. His father, Franklin Dormer was a wealthy Englishman and his mother, Sumitra was an Indian moor. They met when Sumitra and her widowed mother left their home in Mumbai to work on a tea plantation. The tea plantation was owned by Dormer. He lived there with his wife, Alexandra. They …

Dating, Marriage & Homecooked Vegan Cuisine

"Trishan, why do you keep looking at your watch? Do you have somewhere to go?" "No, I don't have anywhere to go." "Would you like a cup of tea?" "No, thanks. Where's Rehema?" "Is she the reason why you keep looking at your watch?" "I thought she would be here by now. Do you want …

No Education Leads to Risk of Child Marriage

Photo by Monstera on Pexels.com On March 23, 2022, the first school year here in Afghanistan, I was excited about returning and eagerly looked forward to seeing my classmates and teachers again. I along with other students showed up bright and early only to find the doors closed and armed Taliban guards. My heart sank. …

India’s Female Sugarcane Cutters

Image for representational use only. Image Courtesy : COUNTERVIEW.ORG Today, I was shocked to learn about female sugarcane cutters removing their wombs and was curious to find out why. A report by the Hindu Business Line revealed that seasonal migrant women workers have no other choice but to resort to hysterectomies so that they don’t …

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