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End Of Year Reflections – 2018

As this year closes, like for many others, it is time for reflection on whether life is going in the “right direction”. My first instinctive response is to say “Yes but”. Having got a lot clearer about my life’s goals,

Posted in Inspiration, Life

Forgot – Very sorry Sir, but I need your ticket

Early in my relationship with my late husband Herman, a clinical psychologist, he kept on admiring my almost new briefcase on wheels, saying how perfect it would be for him to transport patient files. After he had admired it one

Posted in Life

Spotlight on Mercia J. Tapping

By Diana Muñoz Stewart Scrolling through my Facebook feed recently, I came across a post from a writer friend, Mercia J. Tapping. She posted about her Stories from the Stage appearance, an episode titled New Beginnings. In the episode, she

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Bulgaria Red-Handed

Occasionally when you are caught red-handed, you can actually turn it to your advantage. When I was about 14 years old, my not so wealthy parents were somehow invited to be amongst the first ever private trade mission to Bulgaria,

Posted in Life

Don’t Touch My Food!

I grew up in England where it was considered extremely impolite to touch someone else’s food. Food sharing was an emphatic no-no. Then I moved to the United States, but old habits die hard. My late husband, Herman and I,

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Endings – The Afterlife

0f all the endings in life, the most definitive one is death. Or is it? My entire adult life I used to wonder -does death mean, it is all over, the end, or is there something more? Does Heaven exist?

Posted in God, Inspiration, Life, Miracles

A Good Death

When you get to be my age, you are less afraid of death, than you are of dying alone. Most of my close family and my husband are now dead, but along the way, I have become practiced at giving

Posted in Grief, Inspiration, Life

First Date

In 1995 I was on vacation with my sister Susan in Paris, when I surprised her by declaring that I intended to get married again. My sister looked at me completely astonished, saying “You? Married? After all these years!” I

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I have always had an aversion to dirt. To understand why, look no further than my childhood in England. I was the picture perfect little girl in a flowered print dress who played with her dolls. I did not climb

Posted in Cancer, Life

Revelations On Safari

I went on Safari with my late husband, Herman, a number of years ago: When I left Kenya I wept because I felt that I had witnessed the unspoiled beauty of this planet as it must have been in the

Posted in Inspiration, Life


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