My Hat Off to Lillian! – Pause


From Age UK: 99-year-old Lillian Weber makes a dress for a small child in Africa every single day! In the past two years, Lillian has made more than 840 dresses and she plans to make 150 by next May. The reason for this date is that Lillian wants to make her 1,000th dress on her 100th …

Sunday Spinnings, The Code Book


I keep watching a lot of French television so that I can improve my listening skills in the language. Yesterday I realized that even with the sound off, and a French reporter translating from English to French, I can still see the American politicians mouth the same code phrases. Last night I realized that these …

Don’t be Just a Tourist: Think!


From theflamingvegan.com: Living in Nepal, every day I see Western tourists enjoying the marvels this ancient city has to offer: the ornate temples, the colorful cultural traditions, the food-stealing monkeys and most of all, its rich biodiversity. In South Nepal, there are several opportunities to go on jungle safaris. The popular way to do this is …

Sunday Spinnings


A few weeks ago I read a novel in one day. It was Gillian Flynn’s bestselling, “Gone, Girl”. It was basically the story of a crazy couple and I believe the reason I kept reading was that I wanted the craziness to stop. I remember feeling a sense of dissatisfaction at the end. There was …