Syrian Family Awaits End of Lockdown to begin New Life in Norway

Syrian Family Awaits End of Lockdown to begin New Life in Norway
Air terminal conclusion put Wafaa and her family's resettlement on pause, however she trusts that once emergency facilitates they can leave Lebanon and her adolescent child can stop work.   Subsequent to enduring fourteen months living in dread and yearning during the attack of Eastern Ghouta close to Damascus, Wafaa Hashim...
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My Near Death Experience

Foreword: I have no idea how or what to write this as or what to put in or leave out. Maybe trying for a goulash of facts, insights, a dash of bad humor and puns where I can, ramblings, perspectives, or some good old-fashioned "get this off my chest". Trying my...
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The Quirkiness Of Malaria

The Quirkiness Of Malaria
On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   The Quirkiness of Malaria Malaria is a serious scourge in the tropical countries of the world.  According to the World Health Organization, in 2010 there were 216 million episodes of malaria resulting in 655,000 deaths.  The...
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In The Third World

In The Third World
  On the road…again! Afghanistan to Zambia Chronicles of a Footloose Forester By Dick Pellek   Third World Footnotes       You Might Be Middle Class If…                                                You Might...
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OH (darn). Engine Failure in the Dark

  Oh @%+*&!  (Darn!!) Engine Failure in the Dark Once, in 1984… just north of a little place called Badger Gap… near Yakima, Washington, I had an engine failure.  At night.  I got real scared.  It is embarrassing to tell you just how scared a man can be and still maintain...
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Work Prior to Marriage

Work Prior to Marriage
When I was fourteen, I was out looking for work.  My Dad wasn't able to work and mother was cleaning houses.  It seemed like, as a family, we had sturggles to make ends meet and food on the table and clothes on our backs.  So I thought if I could go...
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John Thomas Griffiths

THE COLUMBUS DISPATCH-1935 Author: Curtis Allen JOHN GRIFFITH, LOCAL OCTOGENARIAN, CROSSED OCEAN ON 2nd STEAMSHIP EVER TO MAKE TRIP In a neatly kept little bungalow, 66 Binns Blvd., lives a distinguished looking  little old man.  You may have seen him on the street.  If you have you won’t  forget him and...
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survival

I fully retired from Cargill on September 1, 2004 thus concluding more than 40 years of corporate work.  Within a few short months I was admitted to St. John's Hospital in St. Louis for what turned out to be a Cardiac condition which was very serious and complicated.  I won't go...
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Mother Shares Family Experience

My daughter, Brynn Marie Davis, passed away of SIDS at seven months old.  Two days before what would have been her 8th birthday I received Ronda's story.  We wanted to do something special to remember Brynn as the 8th birthday is an important one in our religion, so to celebrate it...
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A Soft Blanket - A Journey Through Loss

 F ebruary 12 Heaven readies another cradle in its nursery today. Baby Mirra Charrisse, Miraculous Grace , has come home. February 17 Five days ago Mirra left the safety of her mother's womb, to be cuddled in the arms of God. I don't understand this kind of sorrow. One mother carries...
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