Café in the Dark

Prague There is a coffeehouse in Prague where the waiters and waitresses are BLIND. They serve their customers in total darkness. Café in the Dark, a project at the Potme (Slovak word for “in the dark”), operates for a few days every year. The café aims to open the eyes of sighted people to a…

Is There a Doctor in the House?

– a personal experience During a recent trip to Italy, something serendipitous happened to me. Upon my arrival at the Leonardo da Vinci Airport in Rome, aka Fiumicino Airport,  I immediately claimed my luggage and headed for the train that would take me to the apartment where I would be living during my two-week stay….

Postcards, Anyone?

CREATE YOUR OWN POSTCARDS USING YOUR OWN TRAVEL PHOTOS!!!About a few months ago, I mentioned that sending yourself a postcard while traveling is one of the best ways to remember your travel experience. I know most of us like to travel (locally or internationally) and when we do, we ALWAYS take photos of the places…

THERE ARE NO ELEVATORS TO SUCCESS, ONLY STAIRS

Nowadays, at my age, I find it interesting to find myself face to face with a college kid working behind the counter of a coffee shop, a fast food restaurant, a grocery store, and what not.  Sometimes, when there’s not a lot of customers, you see them peeking through their school notes while working to…

Love Is Truly Blind

On a train ride home from my Italian language class one evening, a blind man and a blind woman sitting across from me caught my attention. They struck me as a married couple. They got off the train at the same time I did and upon exiting the train, they immediately grabbed each other’s hands while…

Continuity of Ownership

A couple of months ago, I purchased a used book from an online bookstore.  After receiving the book in the mail, I put it aside because I did not have the time to browse through the pages, let alone read it. Last weekend, I saw the book again while clearing away the dishes.  I decided…