For more than a year now
do I sit here and listen,
to all what they say
about hopes and dreams. Continue reading
For more than a year now
do I sit here and listen,
to all what they say
about hopes and dreams. Continue reading
They say 50 is the new 40 and let me tell you something…they are lying. I know -I have been both, and I know the difference. Think about it, if that would be true would I have to wait to be 60 to be finally 50? Continue reading
“Help is on its way,” they had told me, right after the crash had happened. I believed them; I knew they would come for me; there was no doubt in my mind. Continue reading
“In youth, it was a way I had,
To do my best to please.
And change, with every passing lad
To suit his theories.
For years I thought we had magical dirt in our home; somehow it could only be seen by me. I never understood how it worked, but I assumed the dirt could decide when to show itself and for some odd reason, it decides to only do so when I was around.
Would you travel into outer space?
Not right now, we are in the middle of binge-watching “Lost” but next months would be fine. Continue reading
“I don’t like wasps; they are mean.”
“You don’t like them because you don’t know their story.”
“What’s there to know ?” Continue reading
I have noticed some new faces on my blog, and I am thrilled. For me, it’s not about the numbers or statistics, but rather about the new, upcoming interactions I might have with all of you in the future. Continue reading
I am worn out – or should I say TRUMP-ed out. No matter where I go, there is another headline about THE DONALD – sadly he is not in the news for another bankruptcy or his TV series, no, this time, he is in the news because he is impersonating a presidential candidate. Continue reading
It’s times like this when we need to read about encouragement and hope the most. Let’s never give up no matter what others might tell us. Continue reading
“I was thinking about taking out a loan, please,” I mumbled and felt a little embarrassed. I wouldn’t be in this situation if I would have planned better. Continue reading
My husband has gained some weight since he quit smoking. I noticed it a couple of weeks ago, and it made me smile. Life has its good moments. Continue reading
If you could have an endless supply of any food, what would you get?
Smoked Salmon, I would like to see it in my fridge at all times. Smoked Salmon is always a special treat, and it seems to make me happy. Continue reading
I can sense him. He is hiding back there, just waiting for me to come closer.
What will happen? Will he come out right away or will he wait until I turn my back and attack then? Continue reading
Patches had come into our home last year as a little puppy, right after she and her siblings had been rescued. She bonded instantly with our big dogs, they took her in and accepted her as part of our family. Continue reading
I am not so sure about today’s prompt. Another word has been thrown into the arena of hungry bloggers, and I am trying to figure out what it means. I am not joking; I feel confused. Continue reading
Many of us will watch the opening ceremony of the XXXI Summer Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro tonight. We will sit in front of the TV, and we will cheer for our team. Over the next two weeks, this nation will be truly united. Continue reading
Finally, they would meet. Stepsisters –they had just found out, both girls had been estranged from their families for years. Continue reading
I read Anne Frank’s diary for the first time when I was 13. It was a reading project in school and it totally overwhelmed me. I had just found out that I was part Jewish as well, a fact that had not been mentioned before by Grandmother or my family.
My husband is on day 64 of his indefinite smoke break, and I am very proud of him. He is managing fairly well; he still doesn’t use the word QUIT, but I did hear him say that he will not go back to smoking. Continue reading
Many kids in Europe have to study Latin and Greek in school, and I was tortured with it as well. I learned about the gods and read everything about Greek mythology, and before I knew it, I was in love. Continue reading
What is your favorite part of the town/city you live in? And what Country do you live?
We live in Columbus, Ohio, and I still try to make peace with the city. I don’t like Ohio, and I am not objective when it comes to judging the state, the city or people who are from here. I treat the city like a one-night stand. Somehow it happened, but I prefer not to talk about it. Continue reading
“Why do we force people to pay taxes?”
Because they wouldn’t pay otherwise.
“Why wouldn’t they?” Continue reading
I learned about great philosophers in school, and lots of what they had said didn’t make any sense to me back then. I felt intimidated by their wisdom and their profound way of thinking. What did they have what I didn’t? Was it their age, or were they just born with a deeper understanding of everything around them? Continue reading
I stopped apologizing a long time ago; I stopped apologizing for who I am. Take it or leave it, this is what you get. I am me, and I can’t change it -I don’t want to change it. I happen to like me just fine the way I am. Continue reading
“Have you even read the United States constitution? I will gladly lend you my copy. Look for the words LIBERTY and EQUAL PROTECTION OF LAW.”
What is the perfect pizza?
The perfect pizza, is there such a thing? Yes, there is, but the travel costs are somewhat high. You find it nowhere else than in Italy, preferably in Napoli or Roma (Naples/Rome). Continue reading
“Errors, like straws, upon the surface flow;
He who would search for pearls must dive below.”
― John Dryden, Continue reading
So many immigrants before me; did they all feel the same? The mix of emotions is overwhelming.
I love my husband; I love being his wife, but this move is scary. I am excited to be here, but I am also worried. Continue reading
The Republican convention starts today in Cleveland, Ohio, just a couple of hours further north from my home. Protesters are gathered outside, they are all there to demonstrate against Donald Trump, and I wish I would live closer. I am older and wiser now -my protesting years are over since a long time- but in this case, I would make an exception. Continue reading
The first time I saw the desert was a moment I will never forget. I had read and heard a lot about it, but nothing could have prepared me for the emotions that I felt when I saw the golden ocean with my own eyes. Continue reading
“Some of them look different. The one on the left, it’s dark -brown or black; then there is one in the middle that seems to be two-colored.”
“What’s the big deal? They are all sheep, no matter how different they look.” Continue reading
There is birth and there is death, life is not that complicated. The same destination will be reached by all of us in the end. The question is not when we get there, but rather how we get there. Continue reading
What is your earliest memory?
My earliest memory is lots of screaming and yelling, fear and bad smells. It’s not one particular memory, but a blur of many. Both of my parents were violent alcoholics and unfit parents and I spend the first six years of my life with them. Continue reading
Come visit me
there is still time
to make memories
that I will treasure
The Man in the Glass
When you get what you want in your struggle for self
And the world makes you king for a day
Just go to the mirror and look at yourself
And see what that man has to say.
“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” (Martin Luther King JR.)
I am so glad they showed me this shortcut; it’s so much faster. I am already late; dinner will be served soon. My hotel is just around the corner. I will take a shower, dress up and will storm the buffet, like all the other tourists. Continue reading
The smell of fresh baked cookies was hanging in the air. We were playing outside, we could smell it from a mile away and it drove us crazy. I don’t think there is anything more tempting to a child than a warm, fresh-baked cookie.
I wish I could go around in my neighborhood and give out some brain. Some of our neighbors seem to be in desperate need of some increased thinking power. Wait, maybe they don’t require more brain but a user manual instead. Continue reading
I studied hard to learn English when I came here, and I did it the old fashioned way. I listened to TV and radio and wrote down the words that I didn’t understand; I looked them up in the dictionary and scribbled the meaning and the translation in my notebook. Continue reading
“Look this is the one,” I said. “I saw it moving, this must be the special snowflake.”
“They all will move after it warmed up,” she replied.
“But this one moved first,” and I pointed to the melting snowflake. Continue reading
My husband is smoke-free since one month as of today. The first two weeks were tough on him; he had his moments, but they never lasted long enough to get the frying pan out. Continue reading
I always try to get a window seat on an airplane; I love to look down at clouds -they look so different from above. Continue reading
TORONTO — One frigid day in February, Kerry McLorg drove to an airport hotel here to pick up a family of Syrian refugees. She was cautious by nature, with a job poring over insurance data, but she had never even spoken to the people who were about to move into her basement. Continue reading
I think we were poor, but I really don’t know. We always had enough food, and I had clothes; we had livestock and fields with vegetables and fruits, our pantries and the cellar were stocked with jars and cans, but money was tight. Most farmers are not rich; they are just getting by, and we were no exception.
The 4th of July is just around the corner; there will be get-togethers, picknicks and BBQ’s. What do we provide to eat? What do we bring? I always try to offer a side salad, but somehow it never turns out right. How do you serve a salad for lots of people and make it look good for hours? I made a mixed salad and served it in a big bowl. It looked nice for a while until people started to dig in; tossing and turning, trying to get what they liked -leaving behind a mess that nobody wanted anymore. Continue reading
What’s your most memorable (good or bad) airplane flight?
Many years ago I booked a flight to Gran Canaria, one of the Spanish, Canary Islands. Only three people boarded the plane – I was one of them. It made me feel very uncomfortable; an almost empty plane is spooky. I looked at all the vacant seats and wondered what had happened. Continue reading
I never thought about where our water came from; it was just there, and we could use as much as we needed on our farm. We could drink it right out of the faucet; there was enough to share it with the animals, enough to water the garden and the fields and even enough to fill up buckets in the summertime so that we could play. Continue reading
I watched the news today in disbelieve. The votes had been counted when I was sleeping and the results were in. Great Britain will leave the European Union (EU) and in my opinion, that means that the youth in Great Britan got screwed; they wanted to stay in the EU and they should have, it’s their future after all. Continue reading