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15 Dec 18

Related News Uppma Virdi (L) of ‘Chai Walli’ and Nitin Saluja of ‘Chaayos’. (Source: uppma/Instagram; Chaayos) A cup of hot tea in a winter morning just adds the energy and freshness needed to start a day. This is exactly what these tea lovers believe, who left their high-paying jobs to sell tea. On this International […]

15 Dec 18
Wither & Bloom

  As I started on my art project and the political piece “A Recycled Tradition” I researched and became more aware just exactly how much waste is produced in the United States and how relevant the holiday seasons are in producing this waste.

14 Dec 18
Lokean Knot

Altars are incredibly personal and so insanely customizable, that I felt I absolutely had to do a small tour of my altar, which I’ve been cultivating for over a year now. I do have to start this post with a small disclaimer however that I am incredibly blessed to be living in Salem, MA, as […]

14 Dec 18
Stories to go

Hey you guys! I haven’t been publishing in a while. Mostly due to stress, but also because I didn’t know what to write about. There’s always blogging ideas online, but when I write I write about something that bothers me. That fulfills me, that you can relate to and that’s of course interesting to read. […]

14 Dec 18
From The Recamier

Today is the Memorial of Saint John of the Cross, Priest and Doctor (died 1591), and the Remembrance of Servant of God Catherine Doherty (died 1985). Today is the Second Day of the two-day Geminid Meteor Shower. Today is also the birthday of Richard’s cousin Devonne, and of his niece Laurie, daughter of his sister […]

14 Dec 18
Writing Wings

“Are you up for visiting a graveyard? One where our ghost might be buried?”

14 Dec 18

Closing the digital and economic divides in rural America By Nicol Turner Lee Photography by Mark Williams Hoelscher Located two-and-a-half hours southwest of Washington, D.C., on Virginia’s Valley Pike, the city of Staunton, Virginia, was founded in 1747. In 1856, the future twentieth-eighth president, Woodrow Wilson, was born there. During the Civil War, the town was […]

14 Dec 18
Pflying with the Pfisters

Earlier this year we had the joy of attending OUR FIRST BULGARIAN WEDDING! We meant to post about this long ago…and well life happened. We have heard quite a bit about Bulgarian wedding traditions this past year (and even caught glimpses of a few from a distance around town), but a few months ago we […]

14 Dec 18
News Exc Celebrity

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French President Emmanuel Macron visited the Strasbourg Christmas market this evening to pay his respects to the victims of a jihadist gunman who was killed in a shoot-out with police last night.

The president went to the market and laid a single white rose at a nearby monument to the terrorist outrage and stood silently for over two minutes in tribute after the official re-opening of the market at 11:00am this morning. 

As he looked solemn and closed his eyes in reflection, the crowd spontaneously began singling La Marseillaise – the French national anthem – in memory of the fallen victims. 

He then hugged market stallholders, shook hands with the crowd and was handed an gift from a trader.

Macron earlier met with some members of the police involved in the hunt

14 Dec 18
Writing for social sciences

                      Embracing Motherhood in different cultures Giving birth to a child is a women’s biggest achievement and accomplishment in her marriage and her life. It is a blessing given by God to women to show that she is much stronger and responsible compared to men even if they are a housewife. Different countries have different […]

14 Dec 18
Homespun Ancestors

There are special memories we treasure and renew each Christmas season, no matter what!  It seems that to honor this most treasured holiday is in our soul, for the birth of Baby Jesus brought treasured Joy and Love into our world.  As we celebrate this joyous holiday, we enjoy making or buying special gifts for […]

14 Dec 18
HeArt Beat

In the last days, I enjoyed walking in the forest. Nature appears to hold a secret of how to bring me back to my inner balance. My soul needs to be touched by beauty. And as the light breaks through the army of trees, I am refreshed and refilled unto my deepest inner being and […]

14 Dec 18

It’s a widespread issue: 26 million Americans say they’ve had a delivered package stolen from their porch.

14 Dec 18

Merry Christmas! I hope you’ve had a wonderful year and that all is well with you! This has been a busy year here. I’ve been cleaning out the stuff I don’t need or want and there just seems to be no end to the “stuff”! It feels good to “lighten up” but it takes a […]

14 Dec 18
Sacramental Grace

John said to the crowds that came out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the wrath to come? Bear fruits worthy of repentance. Do not begin to say to yourselves, ‘We have Abraham as our ancestor’; for I tell you, God is able from these stones to […]