Sydney’s New Year by Dr. Shah

Happy New Year peeps! Apologies this has taken as long. So wow, what a 2019. It’s been an eventful year, full of ups and downs and honestly if I think back and look at my post on Thanksgiving, I am just grateful I have come out of 2019 sane. It’s been a testing year. It…

Sydney, Australia

Asia, Africa, North America, South America, Antarctica, Europe, and Australia. Our continents listed. I am always intrigued about this grouping of continents that reduces so many countries to being a collective. For example, though so close but culturally removed, The Caribbean is a part of the North American continent. Anyway, geography lesson completed, I move…

Bali – what I liked most?

My BMF Dr. Shah has been to Bali several times. You might remember he wrote a few pieces entitled Bali 1 and Bali 2. This may be Bali 3. It was my turn to enjoy the experience and revel in every moment. I first went to Bali and stayed in Nusa Dua. I then left…

Shut Up and Eat! The Foodie in Me

I remember when I was about 9 I met Barbara on the street. Barbara took care of me for years I would say. She was amazing. We had our moments. I remember a scar I have on my thighs and the pain when this happened. I was playing with a toy and Barbara knew I…

Today I fought a monkey

It all started out as a peaceful morning. You know in Bali all peace and love. Had an all natural breakfast, relaxed a bit and then visited a compilation of temples – Christian, Hindu, Buddhist and Islamic. All is well. Then again check out this signage: the period one. Well needless to say, I checked…

I met my match

I think I can do anything. Well I did. That’s until I realized the true meaning of health is wealth. Taking multiple lengthy flights can break a dragon. Getting to Bali is a long haul from DC. Right now, I am sitting in a car with my driver at 9:00 pm on Sunday. This is…

Thanksgiving by Dr. Shah

Apologies my dear north American friends. I have wanted to write this a long time ago but I haven’t really had the opportunity. 2019 has been a shit of a year and yet has been an amazing year for me.   So 2018 ended pretty badly for me – I was meant to travel to Thailand…

Are you old enough?

Melody: Today I was on a jam packed train on my way to work. Lovely early morning. Several folks were standing… one stop… second stop… third a lady got on and a gentleman offered her his seat. She accepted. What made this woman seat worthy? Marsha:Jam-packed train and “lovely” in the same sentence? What happy…

Stressed out Americans – Go somewhere!

Mel: I am writing this as I work my stress away on the elliptical.  It’s dark outside, changing season.  Welcome to Fall! Mar: I am writing this while sitting at my desk like a reasonable person because who in the world can type whole paragraphs on a phone  while working out. No wonder you’re stressed….

Developing your talent

I have always marveled at people with true artistic talent. What makes it true? Well, simply creating something where nothing existed before. Are you an entrepreneur, a teacher, a writer, a fine artist? What will you pass on to the next generation? While rhetorical, these questions breed deep thought. I digress. I remember in college…

Puerto Rico – A trip dedicated to sisterhood

Slowing down and taking in life is a necessity. How often we rush about our daily lives, forgetting family and go through our daily routines. Today, I took a break to enjoy sisterhood. The treasure of having a wonderful sister to enjoy traveling, good food and company. Last night, she was exhausted and fell asleep…

Baltimore, Maryland

I have visited Baltimore several times. In fact, I have been here twice this week. One for a Caribbean festival and today for work. Like any city, it has its challenges. However, Sunday was a testimony to the cultural diversity in the city and how accommodating it has been to people from the Caribbean. The…