Category Archives: Countries

Afghan and Texan Women – More-Not-Less

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor Woman, thy names are: Trouble, Temerity, Triumph! _________________________________________ Good morning everyone and welcome. Whatever your preferred flavour of life is – sweet, savoury, spicy or somethin’ else, welcome to the melting pot. I am on West … Continue reading

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The Greatest

by IRENE FOWLER, Contributor “And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.” – 1 Corinthians 13.13 Good morning everyone and welcome. Whatever your preferred flavour of life is – sweet, savoury, spicy or … Continue reading

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Summer Youth Camp With Denmark’s Princess Benedikte II

by IRENE FOWLER, Guest Blogger The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any. – Alice Walker Good morning everyone and welcome. As a Director of a private secondary school for girls, in Nigeria, … Continue reading

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TCS: For All the Women of No Importance

Good Morning! ______________________________ Welcome to The Coffee Shop, just for you early risers on Monday mornings. This is an Open Thread forum, so if you have an off-topic opinion burning a hole in your brainpan, feel free to add a comment. ______________________________ We … Continue reading

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A Poem for the 4th of July

Jimmy Santiago Baca (1952 – ) was born in Santa Fe, New Mexico, of Apache and Chicano ancestry. Abandoned by his parents, he ran away at 13 from the orphanage where his grandmother had placed him. Baca was convicted on drug … Continue reading

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April is National Poetry Month – The Light Filled Up the Sky

April is National Poetry Month in the U.S. It was first introduced and organized in 1996 by the Academy of American Poets, as a celebration of American poetry, and a way to increase awareness and appreciation for the art of … Continue reading

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Amanda Gorman Reads ‘The Hill We Climb’

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‘The Hill We Climb’ – Poetry Returns to the Presidential Inauguration

Second inauguration of President Barack Obama There have been five poems delivered by their poets at inaugurations of U.S. presidents, all of them Democrats. It began when John F. Kennedy asked Robert Frost to read his poem “The Gift Outright” … Continue reading

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Thoughts About the Attempted Insurrection in Washington DC

“Only a virtuous people are capable of freedom.As nations become corrupt and vicious, theyhave more need of masters.”   – Benjamin Franklin “In questions of power, then, let no more be saidof confidence in man, but bind him down frommischief by the … Continue reading

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In Memory of Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was sworn in as the second woman on the U.S. Supreme Court on August 10, 1993. From the ACLU tribute to “the Notorious RBG” – Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Supreme Court Justice and co-founder of the Women’s Rights … Continue reading

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