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Lunch Time Getaway

February 9, 2019

When I travel, I love exploring the local cuisine.  I spotted that Dunya served many Iraqi style dishes and people were raving about their food on places like Yelp.  Just a short ride from downtown Waterbury, CT took me halfway around the world.  

It's a hybrid supermarket/restaurant with an amazing menu.  I had a yearning for falafel, which is a savory chick pea patty which was served over salad.  Topped off with a Turkish coffee and a pistachio baklava brought back memories of my past...

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Connecting

January 17, 2019

As an adventure seeker, I say "yes" to novel road trips. The aim of this one was to debut my story about my overnight experience in New York City at a storytelling show named "Maan, You've Got To Hear This".

Nestled deep in Bushwick, Brooklyn, I discovered its venue."Precious Metals Bar" an electic space cleverly designed which magically makes a former industrial setting feel homey.

The stories were very personal. There was a lot of deep listening. We witnessed and felt a wide range of...

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Old Town

January 10, 2019

I joined a group of solo travelers taking a walk to the historic fort in Old San Jua.  We saw beautiful sweeping views of the sea. The plan was to head back the same way we came. I suggested a walk through town to get a contrasting view.

As we walked past a historic square and across cobble stone streets, our heads turned to the right.  We discovered a street decorated with a rainbow of colored umbrellas. It drew us in. it got us to pause and lose ourselves in the moment.

The shared...

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Leaps and Falls

December 30, 2018

Someone told me that I achieved a lot in the last six months. Their comment made me realize that on a regular basis, I asked, “Do I dare do this?”  I sometimes failed at new things…but somehow/somewhere a new “door” opened.

In 2018 I expanded my community music programming, received unexpected invites to perform and I experimented with new ways to get students engaged.

People shared that I helped to spark their thinking and their willingness to go outside the comfort zone and that it was...

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Both Sides Now

December 26, 2018

“What are you going to do during your day in St. Kitts”? I was asked numerous times during a recent Caribbean Cruise. “ I’m returning to the infinity pool and tropical gardens”!

I discovered it through fellow travelers during my last visit.  It was a pool and hot tub in a resort on a hillside overlooking the port. I planned a day of bliss in a tropical oasis. 

The experience was a little different this time around. The majority of the lhaise lounges had reserved signs on them. I got  one...

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