20 Years

What are 20 years? 7305 Days, or 240 months. When you are 20 years old, it is all you know those year are childhood, teenage years and the beginning of adulthood. When you are 40 it is half your life, when you are 60 it’s a third, and when you are 80, then 20 years … Continue reading 20 Years

Omnipresent – O – A to Z Challenge 2019

The images couldn't leave her mind. They would not leave her alone. However hard she tried to forget the atrocities she had seen during her childhood. During the warfare in her country of birth. The streaming blood, the grey and cold limbs covered in dust. Where always there. Haunting her. She rearranged the flowers. It … Continue reading Omnipresent – O – A to Z Challenge 2019

Notre-Dame – N – A to Z Challenge 2019

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In August 2003, my family returned to Europe after having lived for 3 years in the US. We didn't return to Germany but continued our expat adventure in France. Never before had I been in Paris or in France. We were living in the suburbs and Paris quickly became our weekend destination. I think it … Continue reading Notre-Dame – N – A to Z Challenge 2019

A Day For Kings

Yesterday (6th of January), was Epiphany or King's Day, Königstag in German. I had the pleasure of having Robin Rivera as my guest to share her memories and traditions regarding Epiphany. If you missed her beautiful post, the second of Discovering Traditions, then you can read that here. Today, I want to share my own memories of the Königstag. … Continue reading A Day For Kings

Advent Calendar Day 20: One Tradition After Another by Kerry K

One Tradition After Another by Kerry K December was always one full month of delicious food, seasonal scents, jingle bells, and sparkle. All month long, one tradition after another, each one better than the last. My younger brother and I were born blind, the two youngest in a family of four. The surfaces  of the … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 20: One Tradition After Another by Kerry K

Advent Calendar Day 19: Holidays are: food and family by Robin Rivera

Holidays are: food and family by Robin Rivera My paternal grandmother made her own tortillas everyday. Although she died of breast cancer when I was only nine, the thing I remember best is her cooking, she kept us well-fed. But it wasn’t always that way, my father told stories about all the nights he went … Continue reading Advent Calendar Day 19: Holidays are: food and family by Robin Rivera