The Great Escape

Like thieves in the night running for our lives, our vehicle slipped quietly along the empty streets of Dushanbe in the dark of night to reach the only international airport in Tajikistan.   There were several of us, and the luggage we had brought to stay for a year, piled into the Embassy’s mini-van.  The Embassy,…Read more »

Malaika

Again, out of sequence.  This post is taken from my crowdfunding campaign page on Mightycause.com, but does belong here as it is the story of yet another rescue of mine who made the personal choice to be rescued.   She appeared out of nowhere like a white ghost, suddenly standing at my side in the…Read more »

Scholar by Day, Beggar By Night

Sorry, this post is out-of-sequence.  I have been remiss in finishing several blog posts. It was my first “dogless” evening walk after I had finally accepted the fact that I could not continue to manage three growing dogs in my apartment on my own.  They were fine at home, but taking walks had become a…Read more »

Just Rewards

I realized as I sat and listened to my landlord go on and on about all the damage that my cats caused, knowing the reality that they had never  been in the room about which she was complaining, that I was being confronted by a depth of fear and disgust of animals the likes of…Read more »