Running into Leticia

He walked into the restaurant and went over to the bar to have a drink while he waited for Camilla. He really wasn't in the mood to be here. When she called him that morning to remind him, he wished he had called for a rain check. If he had, he would be on his …

Ede Meets Hank

It had been several weeks since Father Desjardins left. She missed him very much, especially their talks about the Bible and religion in general. There were times when she walked through the fields, half expecting to see him or him sitting down at the picnic table at the back of her grandmother's house. She went …

Father Desjardins

Father Étienne Desjardins left the home of Mrs. Amadou, one of his parishioners and stepped into her garden. He had just spent over an hour with her, reading the Bible and praying the Rosary. She was one of the shut-ins. Arthritis in her knees made it difficult for her to get around as she used …

In the Spotlight

Notes to Women is thrilled to feature In The Spotlight, Julie Marshall, Canadian Spokesperson for the United Nations World Food Programme. NTW:  Tell us a little bit about yourself.   Julie:  My job involves briefing the media, raising the profile of the UN World Food Programme (WFP) and the issue of global hunger within Canada, creating and …

Mary Seacole

I just finished reading a very long but interesting biography of Mary Seacole. When I mentioned her to my husband, he immediately knew who I was talking about. He’s from Jamaica where Mary was born. She was born on November 23, 1805 to a Scottish father and Jamaican mother. Her father was a soldier in …

The Benefits of Education

I am so thankful that I was born and raised in a country where education was easily accessible.  My gender was not a factor in the quality of education I received as it is, unfortunately in some countries.  I learned History, Geography, Social Studies, French and I loved English.  My interest in writing began when I …

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