My Name is Fazia

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I am a Syrian child,
I am a casualty of war,
My name is Fazia.

You go to school and sing nursery rhymes,
I hide in corners at the sound of bomb shells;
You hug your siblings and say “good night”,
I hurdle with my sister on a mat in utter terror;
You go to sleep with a story read to you,
I go to bed praying it wouldn’t be my last night;
You stroll into town waving at trams,
I run on lonely paths away from fighter jets;
You decorate your house with pictures and flowers,
My house decorations are shrapnels and bullets holes;
You walk on paved streets, with street lights shining,
I walk on streets littered with dead bodies, sometimes in the dark;
Your world is surrounded by beautiful houses,
Mine is surrounded by ravaged and collapsed buildings;
You are surrounded by your mama, papa, and family,

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And Fire, Our Spirit

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 Four elements captured in a Baja sunrise.

 Four elements captured in a Baja sunrise

“Earth, water, fire, and wind. Where there is energy there is life.”
― Suzy Kassem

The four elements, and fire our spirit

Submitted for the Weekly Photo Challenge Elemental.

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Today’s Featured Blog…The Krystol Method!!

The Krystol Method

HappySaturdayTweety

Happy Saturday, folks! I must say that I am a little tired from my week this week. I did miss about two blog posts and I apologize for that. But, here I am. I did not leave you long. This week has been very hectic with doctor appointments, my YouTube channel and my failed writing and the readathon.  Okay, wait. I take that back. The writing and readathon is not failed, but I am not ahead as I wanted to be.

Writing

Writing For You

My writing is not at a stand still. I have only missed three days. Now, I am not going to be finished in time for NanoWriMo, but I am going to be finished by August 4th. I will be writing all day today ( mostly) so I am excited about that. My book is getting really good and  I can not wait until it is finished and I…

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Progress not Perfection!

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Why would you watch this video? It is not an elegant and seamless execution of the FEI Intermediare 1 dressage test, that’s for sure. It is not a professional video and has just been shot on a smart phone. So why watch it?  Well, this is a video of Biasini and me taking our first complete run through of the Inter 1 test.  We have completed the six weeks no stirrups assignment and had worked up to a full 30 minutes with no stirrups. We had practiced some individual moves from the test during this time and now the moment of truth to put it all together.  Yes, there are lots of mistakes and I go off course a few times but overall I felt it was not bad. But that is not why it is worth watching.

It is worth watching just to listen to the instructions from my…

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When will I learn, I can’t do that!!!!!

When will I learn, I can’t do that!!!!! on Multiple experienceS | I think I can still do things but I can’t. Today was one of those mornings. My coffee pot…

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Danny’s World: Busy Day Today

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Today I am going to be all over Charlotte.  I have an appointment in the northern part of our county near Lake Norman.  It will take me about an hour to get to this business followed by a trek back down to South Carolina to meet with a restaurant owner to talk about his business.

I like days like today because the time usually flies!  One more day and it is weekend time!  We have some great news to celebrate and plan to do so with friends on Saturday. Evelina passed her BAR exam and will begin her new career in real estate law soon.  She is extremely excited and I am extremely proud of her.  It is confounding to understand passing the law exam with English being her second language.

Hope everyone has a wonderful Thursday!

10 Mantras to Reduce Stress and Anxiety

Peace from Panic

Serenity

I’ve had “white coat syndrome” since my early 20s. My blood pressure tends to surge at the doctor’s office. I don’t think I feel nervous. But deep inside, I must be. I can’t figure out why. My doctors and nurses are all very kind and easy to talk to.

I get frustrated because I can’t control my blood pressure in a medical setting. This is a concern, especially  because I have hypertension and take medication for it. And it’s well controlled — at least at home.

When I have a doctor appointment, I do my best to relax on the way there. I take deep breaths, listen to music, and tell myself I’ll be fine and not to think about it. But that makes me more nervous and I can literally feel my numbers rising.

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What am I so afraid of? My doctor has never gotten angry because it’s too…

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Today’s Featured Blog…The Militant Negro!!

The Militant Negro™

August is the eighth month of the year (between July and September) in the Julian and Gregorian calendars and the fifth month to have the length of 31 days. In the Southern HemisphereAugust is the seasonal equivalent of February in the Northern Hemisphere.

 In many European countries, August is the holiday month for most workers.

Certain meteor showers take place in August. The Kappa Cygnids take place in August with the dates varying each year, the Alpha Capricornids meteor shower takes place as early as July 10 and ends at around August 10, and the Southern Delta Aquariids take place from mid-July to mid-August with the peak usually around July 28–29. The Perseids, a major meteor shower, typically takes place between July 17 – August 24, with the days of the peak varying yearly.

The star cluster of Messier 30 is best observed around August.

This…

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Snow Cones

Who's My Favorite Today?

Sometimes it’s the simple things……. snow cones on a Sunday afternoon.  I am trying to treasure every minute right now.  Every second.

We have 10 more days until Avery moves into her college dorm.  I know things will never be the same after that.  She will be independent and her own person.  And I want her to be all that.  We have worked all these years for her to do well and go to college.  I know she is extremely privileged to be one of the few people of the population of the world that is able to do this.

I try not to worry.  If I begin down that trail, it is never ending.  There are so many things my mind can conjure up!  I have to trust that we have instilled in her the skills and judgement she needs to make it on her own.

I guess my…

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