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Monday, October 26, 2015

Radio Shangri-La

How does Bhutan’s New Media illustrate The concept of cultural globalizati To our delight one of our guest speakers spoke on her novel, Radio Shangri-La and her experiences working in Bhutan with Kuzzo FM Radio there in the previously isolated and magical land of prayer flags and smiles. The... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, March 2, 2015

Tea Time for the Balti

A Higher Calling By Jannet Gregory As soon as I picked up Three Cups of Tea the first glance at the text nabbed me and got my interest. This true story by Greg Mortenson was new to me, but reminiscent of other humanitarian missions that have inspired me. The mention of Afghanistan and Pakistan... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

Did I tell you tell you...

the story about when I forgot a bouquet at this hotel once and called the night manager to see if I could pick them up on my way back from LA. H e looked around and said yes they were there behind the desk in a safe place and that I could stop by any time and get them. So around midnight I did that... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Lost and Found

Long has man dealt with temptation and warding off evil, illustrated very differently by Ray Bradbury in his 20th Century story the Veldt in comparison to Nathaniel Hawthorne’s tale written in the 1800’s. Through the eyes of the character Young Goodman Brown Hawthorn explores the challenge folk have... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Only Hope

“Can love change the history of the world? It is my belief that can and does.” We may just get what we ask for, so as some careful what you ask for. What our greedy selves may desire could be exactly what we don’t need or truly want in the long run; rather what we love is what we get. Be it... Sign in to see full entry.

Thursday, May 22, 2014

Mission Band-Aid/An Independent Study

An African Proverb states, “The man who beats the drum doesn’t know how far the sound goes.” As a mother or five I was too busy bringing the children up, educating them, housekeeping, running a business, volunteering and wearing the pants that I knew I marching to a different drummer and stayed... Sign in to see full entry.

Monday, May 19, 2014

Sunshine Play

Roar my ocean, sing my joy, bounce and wave your sandy breeze; Celebrate with us, our sunshine play, Castle tides and distant days. Delicate Lilies bend to the ocean’s breeze, The silver light cast shadows on weathered trees. Below the wave’s beacon roar, Scatter stones beneath their jagged shore.... Sign in to see full entry.

Friday, May 16, 2014

Love and Death

Is Love Eternal? Love conquers all, but does it conquer death? In religious terms it does. The secular distinguishes between pleasure and love. Love takes it’s texture and shape from variety and differences between people. Plato identified Erotic love as a passionate longing and most idealized form... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Confucius Says

Let's explore the transition of the grieving process in John Steinbeck’s work, The Grapes of Wrath, and Hiasaye Yamamoto’s story, Seventeen Syllables. Both stories deal how victims of unwanted change or loss deal it. Do they accept what they can’t control? Or do they just succumb to the natural... Sign in to see full entry.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Puerto Rican Girls Tryin' To Meet Cha...

Ameri can Stew Aurora Morales wrote truthfully about what it’s like to be a Puerto Rican American Woman. In her poem Child of the Americas she makes it clear that although her heritage is a mixture of Puerto Rican, Jew, African and Taino- she is all American. Her beginning stanza tells us she is a... Sign in to see full entry.

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