Books Worth a Look

  • Little Bee by Chris Cleave - This book is a must read. Better than anything else I've read, it takes you vividly into the life of a person in the 3rd world who has no choice but to escape. It is brilliantly written & works well as an audio book. Often I've sent info about the wonderful refugees I've met in Europe. We know only so much of their plight as it is painful for them to recall much less live through again by recounting it. But over time it is clear what they've lived through. This book is excellent as you discover the horrors of their world. Somewhat how to me, it is like being in Europe near a Concentration Camp. One has an obligation to visit it. 'Never to Forget.' In this case, to have our eyes opened.
  • Garbage King by Eliz Laird - The book is set on the streets on Addis Ababa, in Ethiopia and here lives Mamo and his sister Tiggist. When Mamo's "uncle" offers a job, he soon sets out on a bus to work. Little does he know that he is actually being sold into slavery...

Thursday, January 13, 2011

Finally in London

After two flight changes, due to snow and air traffic, I arrived in London without my bags. They were in Atlanta!

I made my way to Basildon to my friend Zelda's place. We had a nice meal and laughs with her friend. The next day we were joined by our dear friend, A from north Africa.

We three had a blast. Poor Zelda offered to stay by the phone for my bags, allowing me to accompany A back to London.

The bags arrived the 3rd day!

I go to Croatia and will return to Basildon and London for a 8 day visit with my British, African, and Middle and Middle Eastern friends.

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Thoughts on the amazing people I get to meet.

Rich, my 19 year old friend, soon to be Franciscan and recent community member at Haley House in Boston. An article he wrote.