Egypt 2011: Ancient History and Revolutionary Change

me at pyramids

As the events of 25 January 2011, the start of Egypt’s Revolution unfolded I sat tethered to my computer absorbing every utterance on Al Jazeera English, watching the tweets roll in on Twitter, my television tuned to CNN, taking in any source of media available to me. My interest in…

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Fifty before 50 – Part I

Virgin Skydiver

Many people dread the idea of their 50th Birthday. If I am honest about it I have mixed feelings about fifty. Regardless of how I feel it is going to happen sooner or later. So, in anticipation of the BIG 5-0, I thought a round-up of fifty things to do…

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Fifty before 50 – Part II

Camel Ride

Welcome to Part II of my fifty things to do before fifty list. I hope you will keep in mind this is my fifty before fifty. Make your own list. Hopefully, you can take some of mine and incorporate them into your own. 26. Take a class just to learn,…

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First Friday in Elkton Continues To Grow

Cecil County Arts Council

Elkton Maryland has historically been known as the place young lovers go to elope or for a quickie marriage. Even my great grandparents who resided in Baltimore were wed in Elkton in 1917. For that matter, there is little resemblance to how it was when I moved here six years…

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Why You Should Host a Foreign Exchange Student

Maryland Crab Feast

If you are like so many people with a limited amount of vacation time you probably find yourself in a frenzied hurry when traveling. Rather than taking time to experience the culture of a place, you hustle from site to site trying to see it all. I know this is…

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Selfie-Sticks: Genius or a Menace

Dangers of Selfie Sticks

In recent years selfies have become as popular as the Kardashians themselves. It was only a matter of time before someone would come up with a way for the self-absorbed to photograph themselves and their friends from a distance. It also eliminates the need for the bashful to approach a…

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A Vote for a New Egypt

Egyptian Vote

Just over a month after the resignation of Egypt’s President Hosni Mubarak, an autocrat who reigned for more than 30-years and was in power at the start of Egypt’s Arab Spring, Egyptians turned out at the polls in record number to vote on a referendum to amend their Constitution. In…

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An Unplanned Canadian Adventure

Ottawa Canada

In life there are planners and there are those who fly by the seat of their pants then there are others who fit somewhere along the spectrum. The same is true of travelers. Some plan every detail; others simply go where the wind takes them. Is one type of travel…

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