International Women’s Day 2022

Ever wondered how International Women's Day began? Well, the woman behind the annual day of recognition of women was Theresa Malkiel, a Russian-born Jewish woman living in New York City. As head of the Woman's National Committee of the Socialist Party of America (SPA), she established an annual National Woman's Day which was the precursor to International Women's Day. Theresa …

The Costume Party

She was sitting on the sofa when her mother led him into the living-room. He couldn't stop staring at her. She looked exquisite. "Hello, Jabulani," he greeted her quietly. "Hello, Doctor," she replied. "Do you like my costume?" "Yes, I do." "I'm dressed as a swan." "Yes, a very beautiful swan." "And you're dressed as …

Vadim

It was my lunch break and I was at the manufacturing company where my brother, Ralph worked. I was waiting out at the back for him when I noticed a guy standing there. He was very good-looking and was staring at me. I felt flattered and self-conscious. "Hi," I said. "Hi," he said. "Are you …

Papa

One thing I will always be grateful to Papa for is passing on the passions of painting, music and the love of nature. I remember when I was a little girl, while Beethoven, Bach or Mozart, his favorites, played in the background, he would paint. The music seemed to calm and inspire him at the …

The Dinner Party

It was after five on a Friday and everyone had gone.  Just Lydia and her boss, Maksim were there.  She was clearing her desk when he stuck his head out of his office.  “Are you doing anything tomorrow evening?” he asked. She shook her head, wondering if he wanted her to come and work tomorrow.  …

Starvation in Madaya

Many people in the world today are not starving because there is an inherent inability to produce food, they are starving because they are caught in the middle of political fights and blockades that have been used as weapons - Ralph Merkle I was appalled when I heard about the mother who was giving her 7 month …

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