A Secret, the Past & Declarations

"You have something you want to tell me?" "Yes. It's something which I've never told anyone about." She stared at him, wondering what it could be. "Tell me what it is." "I'm Jewish." "You're Jewish?" "Yes. My father's parents were deported from Bratislava to Sered and from there to Auschwitz. They survived. My mother's parents …

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Another Christmas

It was Christmas Day and Kira and Joel were going to spend it at his parents' house. Last night, Kira baked a Christmas fruit cake and Gingerbread cookies while Joel wrapped the presents. They just finished having breakfast and were on their church for the Christmas service. "Just think, next year Christmas, we'll have another …

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Not So Reserved

He was a really nice man and I liked him a lot but I found him to be too reserved for my taste. My best friend, Shakira teased me and told me that he had a crush on me but I dismissed it, telling her not be ridiculous. I reminded her that he was a …

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Kayla Meets Sylas

It's a lovely spring day and I'm lying in an meadow, daydreaming about Sylas Nguyen. Next to me is the novel, Feverish Fiascos, a titillating story set in the Victorian time about a handsome charlatan and his sexcapades with all sorts of women, mostly rich and lonely ones. These encounters always had disastrous consequences. Normally …

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The Tragedy of Divorce

If you spend your time hoping someone will suffer the consequences for what they did to your heart, then you're allowing them to hurt you a second time in your mind - Shannon L. Adler I thought that when George and I tied the knot twenty years ago, it was for keeps.  Was I naive …

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Children Find Hope

Gospel for Asia’s children’s ministry, Bridge of Hope, helps bring hope to many children in South Asia. Currently, more than 72,000 children are enrolled - Gospel for Asia I have heard and read so much about the Bridge of Hope program and the wonderful work it has been doing to transform the lives of children. …

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Lena Horne

In celebration of Black History Month, Notes to Women are going to celebrate a few notable women.  We begin with singer, actress, Lena Horne. Lena Mary Calhoun Horne was born in Bedford-sTuyvesant, Brooklyn.  Her father, Edwin Fletcher Horne left the family when she was three years old.  Her mother was the daughter of inventor Samuel R. Scottron.  …

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Writer and Philanthropist

My mother's favorite novelist is Catherine Cookson.  After I read a few of her books and watched movies based on them I became a fan too.  Her characters seemed so real and no wonder--her books were inspired by her deprived youth in North East deEngland, the setting for her novels. Catherine's story is as intriguing as the stories …

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