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Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Inspiration: China: Finding Jewish Roots in Shanghai

by Stephanie Block My grandmother was born in Shanghai, China, around the turn of the twentieth century. and she died before I ever got to meet her, choking on a fishbone in the middle of a dinner party in Oahu. Everyone’s jaws drop when I mention the countries that have hosted my fair-skinned, almond-eyed family:

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Inspiration: Giza, Egypt: In the Footsteps of Churchill

Rich Arabian nights and delicious jasmine days…it’s easy for a Diva to find solace in an Egyptian palace at the foot of the Great Pyramids. As the round, burnt-orange sun falls behind the rolling Egyptian sands, palm...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Inspiration: Flying Solo and Living Large

The lessons I’ve learned by flying solo The morning of my solo check-flight arrived with an unpleasant gusting 18-knot wind. I stood on the tarmac and surveyed the gusts, 2 knots faster would force me to cancel...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Inspiration: Durban, South Africa: Children of God

by Kisha Montgomery The other night, I went with a local NGO to warn street children in Durban that the police were planning a raid the next day to sweep about forty of them off the street....

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Inspiration: Canada: Finding Comfort on The Malahat

by Eva Kent Picking up the VIA Destinations magazine from the ticket counter at the train station, I saw that the main topic of the September issue was “What Do Men Want?” I realized this would make...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Inspiration: Portugal: Não é Nada

by Audrey Mei At 9:30 a.m., Sunday, November 1, 1755, Lisbon was struck by the first of three earthquakes, the third of which succeeded in reducing the bustling town—a center of wealth and culture—to rubble. The stone...

Thursday, May 11th, 2006

Inspiration: Kazakhstan: Baby Diary

by Genice Jacobs In 2004, Genice Jacobs traveled halfway around the world to Almaty, Kazakhstan to adopt her daughter Jiana. She kept a blog to record her journey, both to Central Asia and to motherhood. Saturday, November...

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