Dinner Talk & a Warning

Thaddaus on his way to Krasi where he was to meet Ms. Sambu. It was early Saturday evening. During the week, he had called her and asked her to have dinner with him. She sounded surprised but accepted his invitation. They arranged to meet in front of the restaurant at seven. When he got there, …

The Stables

He was getting ready to take a shower when there was a knock on the bedroom door. Since he was still wearing his trousers, he said, "Come in?" The door opened, and Giorgos stuck his head in. "Sir, Ms. Sambu is here." He glanced at his watch in slight irritation. "She's twenty minutes early. Hmm. …

Father Jörgensen’s Questionings

A week ago, I was asked to baptize an infant later that morning. I have misgivings about it because nowhere in the Bible is there any such thing as infant baptism. Jesus wasn't baptized until He was thirty years old. As a baby, He was dedicated to the Lord. Last night I read every scripture …

Aunt Savitri Calling it As She Sees It

"Would you like a cup of tea, Trishan?" Aunt Savitri asked me. "No, thanks." As usual, I was sitting at the table. The bowl of Indian rice pudding sat untouched in front of me. I stared out of the windows in front of me but I wasn't seeing what was there. My mind was elsewhere. …

An Awful Dinner Party & A Private Yacht

"That was some dinner party last night, wasn't it?" His expression soured. "Yes, it was. It was torture, to be quite honest. I don't think I'll ever throw another dinner party." "Your friends are going to be very disappointed. They love your dinner parties." "Well, that's too bad. Better for them to be disappointed than …

She Broke the Mold

Did I flummox everyone when I, an African-American woman spurned the usual courses tailored for women at Oberlin and took a program of Greek, Latin and higher Mathematics designed for gentlemen? Why shouldn’t I, a child of God, aspire to higher goals? 42 Words Mary Jane Patterson, born into slavery, became the first African American …

Touring Sicily

So, I'm at the back of the hotel, leaning against a ladder waiting for Rey to join. He went back up to the room to get his camcorder. Today, we're going on a tour of Sicily. I'm so excited. Can't wait to see the sights. There are still moments when I still can't believe that …

Stuart’s Invitation to Washington

Stuart was on the boat and inside the cabin when he heard footsteps on deck. Minutes later, Shandra stepped inside the cabin. "Hi." "Hi." "What are you doing?" she asked glancing at the books on the table. "I was just doing some research." "Are you writing another book?" "Yes." "What's it about?" "I found out …

Athens and Areopagus Hill

My wife, Althea and I decided that we would move to Athens because we love the city. We've visited it many times and we decided that we would leave England this year. As EU citizens, it is relatively easy for us to move there. We arrived a week ago to find a place to live. …

An Afternoon at the Met

Maxime was waiting outside of the Metropolitan museum when she got there. I was so happy to see him and anxious to be with him, that I ran up the steps until I was standing in front of him. How I longed to throw myself into his arms but I just smiled up at him, …

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