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A New Lease in Life

For Friday Fictioneers 100-Word Challenge: 19 July 2019

Roger Bultot
Photo Credit: Roger Bultot

 
Sitting alone in the park, he remembered the tight-knit community at the foot of the mountain where everybody knew everybody.

It was a paradise surrounded by rice fields and farmlands as far as the eyes could see.

The civil war changed all that, as families were forced to escape the hostilities and became refugees.

He and his family lived in New York now. It gave them a new lease in life. Still, he missed the village of his boyhood.

Break time was over. He stood up, took a deep breath, and went back to his station at the parking garage.

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July 17, 2019 at 10:40 am 8 comments

Wordless Wednesday: Little Girl in the Park

Little Girl in the Park
Location: Montlouis-sur-Loire, France

 

March 25, 2019 at 8:26 am 10 comments

Mmm Monday: A Tasty Treat

Please share a photo of your favorite delicacy by clicking Mr. Linky below. Thank you.

Lechon
Location: Cebu, Philippines

 

Filipino Lechon

 
Lechon is the most popular dish in the Philippines served on holidays and special occasions such as weddings, birthdays, and anniversaries.

It’s a whole pig marinated with herbs and spices and roasted slowly on a spit over an open fire.

According to the late Anthony Bourdain, famous celebrity chef and food critic,Lechon from Cebu, Philippines, is the best roast pig he had ever tasted.

Back in the day, as Charles Lamb (1775-1834) wrote in his essay, A Dissertation Upon Roast Pig, the family cottage with the pig inside had to be burned down to enjoy this delicacy. Thank goodness, we don’t have to go to that extreme anymore.

March 10, 2019 at 9:37 am 2 comments

In Memoriam: Stephen Hawking

Capela dos Ossos Stephen Hawking (8 January 1942 – 14 March 2018)

 
“It would not be much of a universe if it wasn’t home to the people you love.” -Stephen Hawking

March 14, 2018 at 4:28 pm Leave a comment

What Does This Dream Mean?

Snoopy Driving a Car

Snoopy – Charles Schulz
 
Last night, I had this nightmare again.

It was early evening. I was in the driver’s seat of my old yellow Volkswagen bug donated to charity many years ago. I turned on the key and put the car into reverse. While getting out of the garage, I found my eyes shut tight and I couldn’t open them.

Afraid of crashing into something or being hit by another car, I tried to stop the car. Frantically, I stepped on the brakes. It didn’t work. I tried shifting gears. It didn’t work either. The car just kept going down the hill.

Suddenly, I could open my eyes again. I was on the highway leading to my hometown in the Philippines . From that point on, I was able to drive normally.

I wonder what this dream is all about?

Usually, I have the ability to control my dreams, but I’m helpless on this one. Does it portend the future? What does driving with my eyes shut indicate? Does it mean that when faced with uncertainties I should let go of fear and learn to trust in a power beyond myself?

The fact that the ordeal, no matter how traumatic, ended without incident seems to point to that conclusion. When I couldn’t see, an invisible hand came to my rescue and kept me from harm.

February 9, 2018 at 5:02 pm 12 comments

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