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Who’s Watering Your Dream Seeds?

“Go to Paris, my dear”, my workmate Wanda uttered as we waited for the lights to change. I was considering travel options for my upcoming holiday and her suggestion stopped me in my tracks. Paris? I stood, transfixed, on that Fifth Avenue corner, opposite Tiffany & Co, contemplating her words. I had never dreamed that a trip to Europe was even a possibility for me. That’s what rich people did! In my youth, the people from my New York-ghetto neighbourhood went down South to visit relatives (for us, that meant a twelve-hour Greyhound bus trip); or to Atlantic City; Bermuda, or, maybe, Puerto Rico; but, never Paris. Paris. What a wonderful dream… Dreams are interesting things. Sometimes they’re evident: you…

My Word 25 July 2008: Domestic Violence

Francine discusses domestic violence in the light of the recent tragedy where Karen Bell lost her three children: “If he lays even one finger on you, get out of the relationship and never go back. This was an advice given to me years ago when I was being introduced to the world of dating and relationships. It’s also an advice I wish more women heard and heeded…”…

My Word 11 July 2008: Obesity

Francine Bell has her word on obesity and health in Australia: “Congratulations Australia! We are now officially the fattest country in the world. So says a new report from the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute in Melbourne. Twenty-six percent of Australian adults are obese – that just edges out the former heavyweight champions of the world, the United States of America, weighing in at twenty-five percent…”…

My Word 13 Aug 2010: Impardonnable («Ma Parole» avec Francine Bell)

Le pardon implique la soumission – Oui. Mais c’est aussi un moyen de manifester votre pouvoir sur une situation douloureuse. Francine Bell nouse donne son point de vue sur differénts problèmes d’actualités. «Ma Parole» est une pétillante vision Chrétienne vous encourageant et vout donnant matière à réfléxion. Traductions et sous-titres par Messagwings Adventist Translators – web.me.com/messagwingsadvent…

Mayor Greg Piper’s Comment on the Womens Forum

Mayor’s Column – 1 September 2010 25/8/2010 Two weeks ago, I attended the opening of the Lake Macquarie Women’s Forum 2010 at Toronto. It was an inaugural event, organised by the Quigley Co-operative Women’s Initiative and was opened by the NSW Governor, Professor Marie Bashir. The event sought to empower women in their personal lives and to inform on a wide range of health, and other women’s issues. More than 400 people from all walks of life attended this free event that aimed to assist local women achieve their career aspirations and creative pursuits through providing inspiration and support. The Women’s Initiative works to create supportive friendships between women of all ages and cultures providing weekly workshops where women share…