forbidden voices.

I didn't have my glasses on....

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i recently watched this 2012 documentary that is a tribute to

three very strong and brave women

in three very different parts of the world.

Yoani Sánchez from Cuba, Zeng Jinyan from China and Farnaz Seifi from Iran.

what they all have in common

is that they are using the power of their words as bloggers

as a way to tell the world

about the oppressive regimes in which they live.

these activists and their families have been

threatened, harassed, attacked, jailed,

placed under house arrest,

falsely charged,

exiled and ridiculed

by their governments and the powers that be.

and still they write and still they talk.

and still they find a way to get the word out against all odds.

this is a powerful film about their fight for human rights and for the freedom of speech.

i will not soon forget these courageous women or this film.

the…

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It Has Been A Slice

John has hit the jackpot on this one. If you are not in a good mood your mood will change in seconds. Well done John i am still laughing. ☺☺☺

Down the Hall on Your Left

pizza1WHO SAYS WE DON’T KNOW HOW TO BE SOCIABLE? We can be just as sociable as any other group of semi-civilizes men who spend their Golden Years discussing the important issues of the day: Which was better – “The Man From U.N.C.L.E.” or “The Bionic Woman?”

The “Usual Suspects” as I call them, or my “Play Group” as my wife. The lovely and sarcastically fine tuned, Dawn, calls them, hold our meetings in the Chapel at St. Arbucks almost every morning over coffee.

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Smorgasbord Blog Sitting Special – I Spy by author D. G. Kaye

I am delighted to welcome author D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies) to the Blog Sitting team and Debby has been very much a part of Smorgasbord since I began posting in 2013. Hugely supportive of all those tha…

Source: Smorgasbord Blog Sitting Special – I Spy by author D. G. Kaye

Smorgasbord Blog Sitting Special – I Spy by author D. G. Kaye

I am delighted to welcome author D.G. Kaye (Debby Gies) to the Blog Sitting team and Debby has been very much a part of Smorgasbord since I began posting in 2013. Hugely supportive of all those tha…

Source: Smorgasbord Blog Sitting Special – I Spy by author D. G. Kaye