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Saturday 26 May 2018
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Posts by: Maureen

Cats: Masters of Self-Care

Cats get a bad rap. Those who are not as enamored of these unique creatures view them as narcissistic, the evil opposite of the selflessly...

Reflections on Childhood Adventures in North Mayo, Ireland

Me at Elly Bay, Belmullet, Ireland circa 1980’s. Elly Bay, Belmullet Ireland Eight years old my father and the old fisherman stop the car...

Sometimes You Just Need Chopin

There are days of loneliness with solo travel. And if you’ve left to escape something, its specter will inevitably appear with a menacing...

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The Gift of Attaya (Senegalese Tea Ceremony)

My friend Latir lifts the silver pot and the tawney liquid spills from high above the tiny glass,called a kas, and streams perfectly into...

My Kind Of Spot-Café Clock, Fez, Morocco

At Café Clock in Fez you will  find locals and tourists of all ages mixing authentically in a spot that celebrates both the rich...

January Fashion Moment: A Jacket, Blue Shirt & Some Cuff Links

I am happy we live in an era where fashion is gender fluid, and focused on personal style versus following strict rules and  trends.  The...

Of Wall Calendars & Finding the Porch Within

Buying a wall calendar is an important ritual for me. Despite the ubiquitous digital calendar reminders available, there is something so...

Thoughts After the First Snowfall-November 2016

The first snowfall comes like an unplanned ritual. We never know when, but when it happens we stop. Struck again by what seems a sudden and...

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Reply All Is Not Evil & Other Slogans for Happier Emailing

Email. Did you shudder? A tool once revolutionary and cutting edge has inverted itself as the bane of many people’s existence; a kind of...

The Exquisite, Sensual Chaos that is Rome

One of the beautiful bridges crossing the Tiber River in Rome. Rome drips. The city cannot neatly contain everything it holds. It spills...