It was great revisiting this book after having read it in high school over two decades ago. The layers of social commentary are even more apparent and poignant today than they were then.
Fear is the path to the dark side. Fear leads to anger. Anger leads to hate. Hate leads to suffering.
I don’t share this with many people, but I’ve recently become comfortable with talking about it, hoping telling my story will help someone else.
I searched the internet to try find the easiest three (3) mask making methods available. My criteria was based on finding methods that used materials that were easy to find around the house, didn’t need a sewing machine, and had simple instructions to follow.
Erma Bombeck said there is a thin line that separates laughter and pain, comedy and tragedy, humor and hurt. Like Freddy Nock on a tightrope, Trevor Noah walks that line superbly. This book is hilarious, touching, inspiring, honest and witty: a masterpiece.
In my quest to make sense of the world and see how I can give more to it than I will ever take, I have found that immersing myself in documentaries and based-a-on-true-story films has been enriching. Netflix in particular has been a great resource with regards to providing a virtual library of films spanning a vast number of topics, subjects and points of view.
When I was about fourteen years old, my father once told me a story. We were about twenty minutes from home and had just come from running an errand for … Continue Reading My Father Warned Me About Candy and Bananas
What is The #DocumentingCOVID19 Project? The #DocumentingCovid19 Project is an oral histories and document collection project. Our goal is to interview people during the 2020 COVID-19 Outbreak. The long-term hope … Continue Reading Your Story Matters: Documenting COVID-19 Project
Communication is not just about saying what’s on your mind, it’s about choosing the right way to say it. It’s not just about speaking and being heard, but also about being able to sincerely listen to what someone else has to express.
This is not just good advice to follow during this COVID-19 epidemic, but good advice to follow at any point in time and life. In addition to good hygiene, the … Continue Reading Coronavirus (COVID-19) – Eat Well, Sleep Well and Exercise (at home)
Sometimes you get lucky and come across a book that is as good as the hype, and The Hate U Give is definitely one of them (even better than the movie). I recommend this book to any-and-everyone. It’s a powerful, enlightening, and engaging emotional roller-coaster.
First and foremost, why is a lockdown/shutdown necessary? As seen in other places around the world, if done successfully, lockdowns/shutdowns help slow the spread of the virus by reducing people’s … Continue Reading Zimbabwe: Lockdown Tips for You and Your Family
My grandmother was 93. Sharp tongued, sharp minded, and stubborn. My grandfather passed away at 96. It puts a lot of things into perspective: life, heritage, and the legacies we … Continue Reading Who Are You Raising Your Children to Be?
This information is taken directly from the World Health Organization’s website. And to get more information and updates on the disease I would strongly advice you visit their page: World … Continue Reading Coronavirus disease (COVID-19): How To Protect Yourself and Others
I have learned to accept rejection, accept that someone is not feeling you the way you are feeling them.
This book was given to me as gift shortly after my mother passed away, and over a decade later, I still crack it open (notice the wear-and-tear). Full of motivational and lesson-filled stories you can read over and over again, this book has something for every mood and situation.