The Gift of Empowerment: A Love Story

Ok, so it’s not a Wednesday but I don’t always save appreciation for one day alone… Today I would like to thank an artist and friend for his contribution to my home, and to the, in turn, source of inspiration he has become in my life as a human being and as  a writer… I […]

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What you need to know about Charlie

Ok, I have a friend, right…. Charlie… When I hear a metal trolley wheeling its way down my street, I instinctively look over to check if it is Charlie passing through my ‘hood! The first time I made Charlie some fried beans and eggs and toast and a mug of Ricoffy, he told me, “God […]

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The Gift of a Blog: A Love Story

I once had a job, after I’d completed my masters in English Literature, and jumped at the first paycheck offered me… As a high school English teacher. But I grew ever more miserable, ever more depleted…. As I wrote in a previous blog, I was living an unliveable life. I saw my psychiatrist from the […]

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The Imperfect art of feasting

Nigella Lawson’s Feast is a book that is very dear to my heart. It reminds me that food is central to our celebrations, be they a religious festival, a birthday, or even a romantic dinner for two. However, I don’t feel that we need an ear-marked day to celebrate with loved ones. The blessing that […]

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