Category Archives: Parenting

Conformity be gone!

by cheri sabraw Behind a zebra’s pattern of stripes and curves and slants, Lie fundamental questions that trigger gripes and nerves and rants. We look somewhat alike, with tails and ears and eyes, We eat and drink in jovial style … Continue reading

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Dudes. The sky is not falling.

by cheri sabraw Sometimes elections do not go our way. Sometimes they do. It’s the ebb and flow of our democracy in which, unfortunately, Maturity and Critical Thinking are not mandated by our Constitution. I remember when Obama secured his … Continue reading

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Security chicks

by cheri     We’ve all made our nests in the wrong trees. Before we could even tuck that last piece of dental floss or sphagnum moss into our chosen abode, our decision to locate in a particular apartment or … Continue reading

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The Shelfie

by cheri sabraw Crossing the Arno River last May on the Ponte a Santa Trinita, I was struck by the number of African immigrants selling selfie sticks. Gone were hawkers pushing feathered-ball trinkets that danced like frenzied Pinocchios along the … Continue reading

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Along for the ride

by cheri sabraw   Today in San Gimignano, an old woman dressed in blue caught my eye. Her nylon stockings, pumps, and oversized purse all stylized her in an elegant fashion as she rested before heading down the tile street. … Continue reading

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The Audience?

by cheri sabraw Should my blog be instructional? Entertaining? Philosophic? Revealing? Biographical? Over the past seven years, I have tried to do it all. Surely, some of my loyal readers want to learn, others want to laugh, some want to … Continue reading

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The Importwance of Being Uhnest

by cheri sabraw One of my grandsons, the one who is under the age of seven and above the age of five, is quite a card. The only problem is that when I tell him so, he replies, ” Gwam, … Continue reading

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A recently discovered DNA thread: Forwarding Frightening News

by cheri block sabraw This morning  I forwarded an article from The Wall Street Journal to my son about the SARS-like virus in the Middle East. You see, their nanny is traveling in Tunisia at this moment and will be … Continue reading

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Rose of Sharon and Teresa Vega

  by cheri block The Economist’s Andreas Kluth is a master storyteller and in the Christmas issue on newsstands this week, he tells the troubling but inspiring story of the Vega family. It is tough to read, especially for those … Continue reading

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The Total Worlders

I’ve lived long enough to know that the Gods have a sense of humor, thank God. The Gods who have been spending time in my company these past several weeks are busy and swift, sentimental and gentle. Not Greek or … Continue reading

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