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 …

Lunch, Exhibits & Dinner

"All set for Christmas?" Ruth asked Ben. They were in the smaller boardroom where they just had a conference call meeting. "Yes. We're all set to go fly off to Santorini for a warm Christmas although the weather here has been balmy the last couple of days. Very strange for this time of year." "Christmas …

Achaia

Sunset over the ruin of the Patras castle in the Peloponnese region of Greece. My husband, Jon and I are on a two-day tour of North-Western part of Peloponnese. We arrived by car this morning and are staying at the Maison Grecque Hotel in the center of Patra. Patra, which is the third largest city in …

No Strange Things

“Burn their idols and do not touch the silver or gold they are made of. Do not take it or it will be a snare to you, for it is horrible to the Lord your God.  Do not bring an idol into your home and worship it, for then your doom is sealed. Utterly detest …

The Family Dinner

Clive was very amiable to Charlotte. After a tour of the grounds, they went joined their parents in the drawing-room until dinner was ready. He escorted her and held the chair out for her to sit before sitting beside her. He could sense his mother watching them and ignored her. After dinner, while their parents …

Bernadette

I'm married to an older man. We met at his first wife's funeral. They never had any children. After 10 years of IVF cycles, they had to accept that their dreams of a family were not meant to be. They talked about adopting and had considered the orphanages in Africa and Asia but before those …

Dinner With Darren

Livia and Darren were having dinner at an Indian restaurant. The ambiance was friendly and cozy. She wondered what Simone would say if she knew that she was having dinner with Darren. It was Simone who told her that she wasn't his type. Don't read more into this dinner, she chided herself. Just relax and …

Abiyomi Meets Marcus

I'm trying really hard to concentrate on my job but it's tough.  I couldn't stop thinking about Marcus Kincaid, my friend, Bobby's very handsome and charming uncle.  He was at the family's barbecue. I was thrilled to see him.  From the moment we met which was about a year ago, I was smitten with him.  …

Love in Greece Crisis: Prostitution

It's the oldest profession in the world.  It existed since biblical times.  What causes a woman to turn to prostitution? Women become involved in prostitution for a variety of reasons such as homelessness, child sexual abuse, mental ill health, trauma, previous sexual violence, drug and alcohol misuse, money pressures and poverty. According to an article …

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