One of the complaints my friends from Africa have voiced is that too often, all we hear from Africa is war, famine and disease. We don’t hear about the vibrant culture and the joy of Africa. A Cameroonian poet Emmanuel Fru Doh wrote about this in his poem Telling Africa. I think it is important that while supporting this essential work of MSF, we remember that the people they serve are more than their diseases, that they have a rich cultural tradition and a long history. That link will take you to a collection of Cameroonian poetry – a small window into the wider panorama of life there.
My 7th and 8th grade science teacher had a poster on the wall in his classroom that said “Hang in there, Friday’s coming!” I always thought that was so unrepresentative his real character as he had a passion for teaching and was not marking time waiting for the weekend. I guess I am thinking of him because I am “hanging in there” in this picture taken at Empyreal Dreams.
These planets are at the top of the stardust ribbon leading up from the build. Empyreal Dreams is a fabulous build that honors great works in literature including in this parcel, Les Miserables a book that loomed large in my childhood and was the centerpiece of one of the great conflicts of my elementary education.
That doesn’t even make sense. Crunchier flavor indeed. My best friend was an English major and she used to just lose her shit over people saying “crispy”. Apparently something can’t be more than crisp. Not even if you really, really dry it out.
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There is still time, btw, those of you who LOVE Kokeshi dolls to pick up this set from DISCO DEALS. For only 99L you get a set that are tiny (see below) who float around on the water fishing. They’d be really cute if you had a pond on your parcel
You also get a larger pair, that would still be cute on a pond, I wish I had a pond on my main parcel where my house is, I love these. Continue reading →