She’s Gone

                                                  I gave our dog away today. I have been sitting here crying ever since, even though I know it was the right thing to do.  I gave her to relatives …

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Right is Right Even if No One Else is Doing It….

Would I do it again? Oh hell yes. I did it for my child. And all of the others. It's everyone else who should be living with regret. Right is right even if no one else is doing it.

The Wand Keeper

Fighting tears again, I was trying to decide if we should just go right back around and try again....

letter 6: Mummies, Monkeys, and Murals

Letters From The Nile

Dear Sirs or Madams,

Today has probably been my favorite day so far. This morning, we traveled across the Nile to the West Bank of Luxor, also known as the Valley of the Kings, before setting sail and heading to the town of Qena, also known as Dendera. After the blazing heat of the first half of the day, MiMi and I enjoyed the coolness found inside our suite on board. After a fun. talkative dinner, here we are, getting ready for bed. Time seems to move differently here – it sometimes stops all together, when I watch the swaying palms and falcons circling the hills from the porch in my room or while I’m attempting to read a cartouche on the wall of a tomb. But during dinner, we had been talking for what felt like 30 minutes – it ended up actually being an hour more than we…

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Letter 4: Mosques, Museums, Bazaars and Goodbyes

Dreaming of being there with you, Middle Child 🙂

Letters From The Nile

Dear Sirs and Madams,

So sorry for the delay of this letter, it was just so late last night, I wasn’t able to finish. but here it is, so please, enjoy.  Today was our final day in Cairo. Tomorrow morning, we take a one hour flight to the city of Luxor, in Upper (South) Egypt (the title was given by elevation, not direction). And of course, it was packed with action. Today, we stayed inside the city limits, visiting and experiencing the modern culture of Egypt- with an exception for the Cairo Museum, of course. We saw the hustle and bustle of modern city life and how it mingles with centuries of tradition.

We started our day with a trip to the Citadel- a large fortress built by the first sultan, Saladin,  on the ancient stone quarries of the city, intended to block Richard the Lion Hearted’s forced from entering…

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Letter 5: Luxor, Karnak, and some 8ft Tall Cats

My daughter and my Mothah….living the dream in EGYPT

Letters From The Nile

Dear Sirs and Madams,

This morning, I woke up bright and early at 5:00 am to make an 8 O’Clock flight from Cairo to Luxor. Once we got there, we hopped on our new buses and made our way to the worlds largest temple complex: The Temple of Karnak. Afterwards, we followed the two-mile-long Avenue of Sphinxes to the Temple of Luxor, before boarding the Sonesta Star Goddess at 1:30.

The temples are known for their extravagant detail – mostly the ginormous pillars flanking the halls, the top of which still have remnants of color. When you look up, bright reds, blues, turquoises, yellows, greens, and occasionally violets color the detailed cartouches, nature scenes, and religious depictions on the walls. It took my breath away. Luxor and other southern cites are much warmer than Cairo- and since theres little shade found in the open-air temples, I had to watch out…

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The Thread Rant….Eyebrows, YES. Entire Face…HELL NO!

The Psycho Mother shares her very painful experience of facial threading....