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As the challenging coronavirus spreads throughout the world, we hunker down, sheltering-in-place. Very few things bring out our joy, and a positive spirit, as does traveling. But we learn to cope. There are many ways for virtual travel, changing your mood.
Aisha al-Juaidi is my imaginary friend who has suffered in life, and whom I want to save physically and spiritually. This young Yemeni girl is the antagonist in my newest suspense novel, The Terrorist’s Redemption. When I picture her face, I see the face of one of my fifth-grade students at the School of Tomorrow in Addis Ababa, a Yemeni girl taken out of class five years ago and disappearing, most likely home to civil war torn Yemen.
Depending on what we choose to look at, we can still find beauty and hope in the world. Yes, we need to be realistic, but that also includes looking around 360 degrees, appreciating the good, and caring about each other.
On Ly Son Island, Hang Cau Beach is a beach lover’s dream: listening to the waves, laying on the sand, walking in the transparent water, finding all kinds of sea life. Colorful fishing boats sit on the shoreline. A photographer shoots wedding photographs of a lovely couple fully dressed into traditional clothes. But it is more than just one photographer—it’s an entire entourage, including make-up artists and hair-stylists. In Vietnam, Ly Son is one of the most treasured places to create such lifelong memories.
But if you can take your eyes off the water scene, turn around! Behind the beach is a huge black volcanic cliff on the northern side of Thoi Loi’s volcanic tuff ring …
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Ethiopians are proud of the Blue Nile which begins in Ethiopia. In national lore, the source of the Blue Nile was the Gihon, one of the four rivers that flowed from the Garden of Eden.
God’s dreams take form only when they are about others, for the benefit of others. Loving them. Guiding them. Serving them. Influencing them. Filling their heads with dreams and hope. There are no other types of God dreams.
David Tesfaye turned his head and flashed a quick glance down the road. Three boys followed him through the Addis Ababa neighborhood where he’d grown up. He stopped and put his hands on his hips, tightening his lips, and squinting in an attempt to look mean…
I found a good analysis of the nutritional value of traditional pho. The vitamin A, D, calcium and iron are a real plus, and that can improve by your choice of herbs and vegetables.