Little things are big enough to hold and celebrate. As the northern hemisphere shifted further from the sun and we approached the solstice, I wrestled with many aspects of this winter. I didn’t relate to the religious or consumer aspect of the season. I was saddened as two holiday get-togethers ended with conversations about
Part 3 of 3 Part 1: Inside a Refugee Camp: What I Saw Surprised and Haunted Me Part 2: Middle East, Islam, and Veils: It’s Time I Took Responsibility for My Knowledge Three fashionably dressed refugee women spoke to one another in soft shaken tones at the women’s center. Occasionally one of them broke into tears and another would
(Part two of three parts) First part: Inside a Refugee Camp — What I Saw Surprised and Haunted Me Who are the Middle East families who live in the tents and containers of the Chios Refugee Camp? I did my best impersonation of a woman from the Middle East dancing. I wasn’t very good if
Reading articles about “travel” and the related “packing for travel,” you’ll find there’s an art, or at least a trick, to filling that piece of luggage. It begins with knowing: Length of stay; Country(ies)/culture(s) to be visited; Mode(s) of transportation; Place(s) to stay overnight; Climate(s) to be experienced; and Number of bags willingly hauled around.