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6 April 2011 2 Comments

Bieber in our lives ….

There has been a girl boy, pre-teen power struggle going on in my household of late – the battle ground: Justin Bieber, a (in my terminology) teener bopper who has girls worldwide doing what two generations before them did for the Beatles.  When the discussions started both of my cherished offspring were in the same […]

8 March 2011 7 Comments

100 Years! A personal story

Today, March 8th, is International Women’s Day – more specifically, the 100th year in which we are commemorating it. This day was established in 1911 by the United Nations to draw attention to the situation of women, the inequality of their situation and the acknowledgement of their contributions to society. 100 years on and the […]

24 January 2011 3 Comments

Memories – shared, unburdened and embraced

Next week will see the launch of two books, written by two expatriate women of our local international community, in which they share with the reader painful memories of their past, their youth. “Black and (a)broad” by Carolyn Vines and “The Singing Warrior” by Niamh Ni Bhroin.  I have not had the opportunity to read […]