Moments

I was having lunch with a friend of mine yesterday when she reminded me that what we remember about our lives are moments, moments like this joyous lunch or traveling to a favorite destination. She added, ‘You’re not going to remember the times you spent at the office.’ Her understanding seems to be trending now.…

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Bulgarian Urtime

As I settle in Toronto, I’ve been reminiscing about the decade I spent in Bulgaria. I remember, especially in the beginning, that I wanted to return to the West. I didn’t speak the language and couldn’t understand why things moved so slowly. My first invitation was to a village feast or, “praznik.” I recall going…

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Accepting Cultural Diversity

Although we hear the occasional horror story about how someone, on account of their race, origin or religious beliefs, is discriminated against, the truth is that globalization (however we view it) is thrusting acceptance upon us. In Bulgaria, for example, the civil war in Syria resulted in a wave of immigrants from that ravaged country. …

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