Author Archives: Sandy

BRENDA MCCRACKEN

There is divine beauty in learning… To learn means to accept the postulate that life did not begin at my birth. Others have been here before me, and I walk in their footsteps. The books I have read were composed … Continue reading

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You can be miserable before you have a cookie and you can be miserable after you eat a cookie but you can’t be miserable while you are eating a cookie.   Ina Garten Photo Sandy Sage

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Men are mortal. So are ideas. An idea needs propagation as much as a plant needs watering. Otherwise both will wither and die. B. R. Ambedkar Photo Sandy Sage

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK CONCLUDED—FRANCE

What a sad bench it is that has never been sat upon by a grey beard.  Corsican Proverb Photo Meri Murphy

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK—SYRIA

From Meri Murphy’s Blog “Way-back-when, in October, 2010, I went to Syria.  I’d just started my journey (September, 2010), having visited only Bulgaria and Turkey. I very much wanted to see for myself what this prominent member of the Axis … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK—THAILAND

At any time in history, gazillions of lives are being lived simultaneously. In Zimbabwe, Thailand, Tasmania, and Borneo, in the poorest hovel and the richest palace, in the sky and on the moon, the lives of ants, plants, gorillas, and … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK—SPAIN

You have no idea how hard I’ve looked for a gift to bring You. Nothing seemed right. What’s the point of bringing gold to the gold mine, or water to the ocean. Everything I came up with was like taking … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK—ENGLAND

I spent the day with the pigeons, on a bench in Trafalgar Square, my bag of belongings huddled to my chest in case someone thought of taking them, and a pile of breadcrumbs at my feet. I let the pigeons … Continue reading

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK—BALTIC SEA

The world, even the smallest parts of it, is filled with things you don’t know. Sherman Alexie Photo Anelika Paul

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INTERNATIONAL WEEK—SPAIN

Like Spain, I am bound to the past.  William S. Burroughs Photo Eloy Mula

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