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...

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Alhambra in Granada, Spain

Alhambra, literally the 'red one' because of the red earth there, is a wonder that I have not the ability to describe in words. I truly felt the presence of God in there. It is truly incredible. sadly a word all too often used casually. But in this case, it is truly beyond belief .

The palaces, gardens, vistas - are not to be missed. Come to Spain & spend the day in The Alhambra. I'm planning to trip to Europe during Easter break 2012 with Laura & Jay. Alhambra has been added to list.

I try to post on Facebook a brief selection of pictures of places visited for those who might be interested. But with the Alhambra, it has to be quite a few. My photography will not do it justice, but perhaps one will spur you to visit it.

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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.