Monthly Archives: February 2010

Dependence


Caterpillar: “We’re all vulnerable. Mix the wrong feelings together, the right kind of bad with the wrong kind of good, and you’ll wind up with a total breakdown.” ~ ‘Alice in Wonderland’ by Lewis Carroll I was meeting with friends … Continue reading

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George Mikes


One day, while staying as a guest at a Swiss friend’s chalet in Verbier, I picked up a book from the shelf, sat by the fireplace to read while everyone else was out in the village doing a shopping activity … Continue reading

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Heading to the Magic Kingdom


“Disneyland will never be completed. It will continue to grow as long as there is imagination left in the world.” Walt Disney So, we are heading to the incomplete Eurodisney to give our little four-year-old girl her birthday present.  A trip … Continue reading

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Driving my life away…


I almost did, last night.  I was so tired after driving alone for 14 hours from Madrid to Geneva in one go with three short stops for gas.  Why on earth did I do that?  See, the problem is, I … Continue reading

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On women and apples


What is it with apples that we, womankind seem to be drawn to, often to our detriment?  From the original story of Eve and her stubborn fixation on eating the forbidden apple, I seem to come across a number of … Continue reading

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Crazy and Devilish love


Here I am, in a fun-loving city alone on this commercial holiday that benefits florists and greeting card makers.  I’m off to observe people and have coffee in one of the many cafés dotting the Madrid Flea Market called ‘El … Continue reading

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What’s wrong with us?


Us, humans. There is a lot going on that is giving me the feeling that there is more wrong than right with how we are behaving as a group. According to news bulletins I read and listen to every day, … Continue reading

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Spanish love songs


Un amor Un amor Un amor vivi Llorando y me decia Las palabras de dios Llorando por ti Es con amor Un amor Un amor vivi Llorando y atormentado Las palabras de dios Llorando por ti Es con amor Ey … Continue reading

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On unconditional love


“Our kids are pieces of our hearts, walking the earth” An Arabic proverb I often heard while growing up, in school, on TV, read in books, yet I never truly realized the real meaning of the words until I was … Continue reading

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Lesson learned


He broke my heart And now it’s raining Just to rub it in I’m at your door I feel so crazy about it You’ll say I told you so You saw it long ago You knew he had to go … Continue reading

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