First, I must make a profound apology to all Mexicans. Your country is rich in history, culture and art. Somehow I never understood that before. Perhaps it's because I am from the United States where children are educated primarily in their own history and culture. Nearby countries, like Canada and Mexico, are ignored as are … Continue reading México City is Amazing
Understanding Sept 11, 2001
World Trade Center Twin Towers in flames in NYC The New York Times produced a story today that shared how students from 12 countries around the world were taught about the catastrophic events that occurred 20 years ago. It's very interesting to read what, if anything, is taught about the events of that day. Most … Continue reading Understanding Sept 11, 2001
What’s Special About Warsaw
Most of Warsaw was destroyed by the Nazis during World War II. In response, the Poles rebuilt the city as it was before it was destroyed. They did this over many years with the help of photographs taken and paintings done before the devastation. Talk about a resilient people! Isn't that something? Hitler wanted all … Continue reading What’s Special About Warsaw
Saints Alive! These Women Are My Relatives
One of the fun things about genealogy is you may discover you are related to important figures of politics, history, literature or religion. Recently, I blogged about famous American writers I was related to such as Henry David Thoreau and Harriet Beecher Stowe. They are both cousins. I am also related to some people designated … Continue reading Saints Alive! These Women Are My Relatives
It Feels Like Wartime
The Nazi planes bombing London during WWII New Covid-19 cases in the Valencian Community are the highest in Spain, according to the local newspaper. They are higher even than in Madrid! Alicante province, where we live, is one of three provinces in the larger Valencian Community. The other two are Castellón and Valencia. I am … Continue reading It Feels Like Wartime
My Novel to Be Released Feb. 1st.
Hello blog readers! If you like the content on my blog, I bet you will like my new book too. It's coming out this Monday, February 1st. A short description of my novel appears below, as does a link for how you can order it. Currently, the book is only available in electronic version. But … Continue reading My Novel to Be Released Feb. 1st.
Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are
“Behind every appearance of diversity there is an interdependent unity of all things.” —George de Benneville. Are you interested in genealogy? If so, dear reader, I have an amazing story to tell you that might seem unbelievable. But it’s true and it affirms the adage that we are all connected. Once there were two sisters, … Continue reading Lesson Nine: Explore your roots to understand who you are
Lesson Six: Educate yourself until you find meaning
Education is not just about going to school and getting a degree. It's about widening your knowledge and absorbing the truth about life. Shakuntala Devi, an Indian woman who wrote novels and texts about math, puzzles and astrology. She was known as “the human computer” because of her ability to do complex math calculations in … Continue reading Lesson Six: Educate yourself until you find meaning