Monthly Archives: April 2011

A funny thing happened: The royal Wedding and a cat who understands English

A funny thing happened me to regarding the wedding of William and Catherine.  Although I’m not a royalist, I admit to feeling affection for Diana’s two boys and do admire Catherine Middleton, who seems the perfect partner for Diana’s first born.  The … Continue reading

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Don’t forget Sir Winston Churchill!

It’s hard for me to believe that Sir Winston Churchill died so long ago.  The date was April 26, 1965.  I was in high school and I recall weeping uncontrollably when I heard what for me was devastating news, for I was … Continue reading

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An Iraqi Saint of a doctor with dying Iraqi children July/August 1998

Different degrees of dying… Sad and sick baby. Darling little girl Dr. Hameed with his young patient Business cards, Baghdad summer of 1998 The Al-Rasheed in Baghdad, Summer of 1998 I tried to post these photos at the proper place … Continue reading

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150 years after April 12, 1861

Descendents of a dead Confederate Soldier I’m going to change the subject today as America’s Civil War has been on my mind.  There are several reasons for this.  It’s been 150 short years since April 12, 1861 marked the beginning of … Continue reading

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A lot to think about….If everyone would just BE NICE!

Spring has come to the deep south and today was as beautiful as it gets.  I took the morning off and watched “Sunday Morning” on CBS.  The entire hour and a half was  was devoted to our human love of … Continue reading

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ALERT! Egyptian Women arrested and forced “virginity testing”

Wasn’t the Egyptian Military supposed to bring in a new and kinder government than the previous Murbarak regime, well known for its regressive approach to anyone who protested against the government?  Get this:  Women who were arrested during a peaceful … Continue reading

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Court makes outrageous ruling in Saudi!

I’m sad to report that maids in Saudi Arabia are often horribly mistreated. And in many cases, it is the women of the household who abuse these helpless women. I knew of many cases when I was working in Saudi. … Continue reading

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