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Surrounded by Sea, Ancient Ruins, the Constant Ringing of Church Bells, and a Cacophony of Cultures, This Writer Calls Malta Home

Surrounded by Sea, Ancient Ruins, the Constant Ringing of Church Bells, and a Cacophony of Cultures, This Writer Calls Malta Home
If you’re like me, you know very little about Malta, except that is was the setting for the classic Humphrey Bogart film, Maltese Falcon and the December 1989 Malta Summit between President George H. W. Bush and Soviet Premier Mikhail Gorbachev, following the fall of the Berlin Wall. Amy, my contact for this post on Malta, helped fill in the blanks. How I... Read more »

Why Attacking Paris is Personal to Me

Why Attacking Paris is Personal to Me
Because it was Paris, I thought it couldn’t be true. No, I thought. Not there. Not in Paris. I was wrong. Friday night, soulless terrorists inflicted senseless slaughter on the innocent in Paris. Brought death and darkness to the City of Light. Paris. I cannot even say her name without sighing. Without remembering my first view... Read more »

Ahmed Mohamed and 7 paths to inspiration

Ahmed Mohamed and 7 paths to inspiration
In the span of one day, 14-year-old Ahmed Mohamed went from being a high school kid to being a terrorist to being a national symbol of bigotry to being the kid President Obama tweeted Cool Clock, Ahmed and invited to the White House. That is pretty remarkable. Ahmed Mohamed’s story is also about his strength, grace, humility,... Read more »
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Iceland: Winter is Coming

Iceland: Winter is Coming
  It was eight degrees in Chicago when I started writing this post. How appropriate to be writing of Iceland. Winter is coming. A Special Connection  My love affair with Iceland started long before the popularity of Game of Thrones. It is a very personal connection. I have my father to thank for that. During WWII,... Read more »