Today’s post is a follow-up on a post I wrote in 2012, 11 years after the terrorist attacks in America. You’re welcome to read the original here, but it is mostly captured again in the words below, leading up to the 2015 extension at the end. This post is not about conspiracy theories, or blame, … More My Kind of Patriot
Happy Anniversary, South Africa, on 20 years of Democracy. National Elections today. Love, Marla
Let’s face it. There’s nothing light about Russia’s most recent threat to reduce America to ashes. But there is also nothing new, thankfully, and all the blustering leaves ordinary Americans and ordinary Russians scratching our heads and wondering why we can’t just have a cookout (that’s a “braai” for you ZA’ers) with some hot dogs … More Meanwhile Russia Hates America. So Kiss Me, I’m Irish!
It’s Writer Wednesday, friends, and this week I’m taking a look at Professor Neville Alexander’s Thoughts on The New South Africa. One of the great democratic strengths of the new South Africa is the fact that matters such as ‘race’ and gender continue to be discussed in public and openly, often with great passion, in … More Rainbow vs. Garieb: Thoughts on The New South Africa
The results of Part 2 of my DNA testing from the National Genome Project have arrived, finally! A little under 6 weeks from cheek swab to results. Actually sooner than I was expecting! First things first. However exciting it is to uncover early parts of our ancestral heritage, I think it’s time for all us … More NO Native American and 2% Neanderthal? I Call Shenanigans!
I haven’t done the weekly photo challenge in awhile, but when I saw the theme, I knew the photo I wanted to post. What caught my attention first was the man walking across the top of the billboard. I then noticed the contrast between the advertisement and the people below. I had only one chance … More The World Through Your Eyes (Weekly Photo Challenge)
Has there ever been a BETTER reason to celebrate than DNA Day? Um, yeah, every other reason is better. DNA is boring, right? Well, kinda sorta maybe, but I’ve had fun with it. For instance, it was just lovely to find out about that hereditary blood-clotting mutation I have, the Factor V Leiden I told … More It’s DNA Day! Is Marla a Skolt Saami from Scandinavia? Is She Related to Bono?
What the Frak? I thought I might take a look at a hundred-year-old newspaper (today’s comes to you from the Charleroi Mail in Charleroi, Pennsylvania) and get a few ads about how women should be baking pies and gratefully (and solely) attending to mens’ needs, when my eyes caught sight of ignorance on a much … More Flashback Friday March 1, 1913: Curing Drunkenness and Shooting Mexicans. WTF?