Archive for September 2014

Slovakia: On the Banks of the Danube River

Slovakia: On the Banks of the Danube River
Ella, an Icelandic friend my husband met by playing an online word game (http://www.itsyourturn.com), connected me with today’s post, Denisa. Denisa lives in Bratislava, the capital of Slovakia. On Wikipedia, it says Bratislava lies on both banks of the Danube River and is the only national capital that borders two independent countries, Austria and Hungary.... Read more »

Wales: Near Chepstow Castle on the Wye River

Wales: Near Chepstow Castle on the Wye River
In 2008, I attended a conference in Iceland titled The Arctic Convoys: A Lifeline Across the Atlantic. I came because my father was a Navy photomate in Iceland during WWII and a number of his photos were on display. At the time, I was finishing up a novel inspired by my father’s experiences in Iceland... Read more »

From the Heart of Congo

From the Heart of Congo
This is my tenth posting. A perfect time, I think, to reflect upon this blog project. There are differences, of course. Some of the interviewees lead peaceful, idyllic lives while others face hardship and challenges. Yet there is more commonality than difference in their answers.  They talk of peace. They talk about the natural beauty... Read more »
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