Blessed to Have Met You!

I have been Blessed to have traveled the World. For Business. For Research. For Counter-Intel. For Missions. For Friendship. For Vacation. For Relocation. For War. For Peace. For Exploration. For Discovery. Meet New People. Take New Photos. Think New Thoughts. Make New Connections. Blessed by such Friends as these.
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Iranian Homemade Breads

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Persian/Iranian Barbari Bread | The Fresh Loaf this is a compete dissertation on the history and making of this type of bread

Persian/Iranian Barbari Bread

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Pikorua - Pikorua - This is a Maori twist symbol - It represents the strength, endurance, and bond of loyalty. It is also symbolic of the criss- crossing and inter-linked paths of lifelong friends.

Friendship Symbols

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I declare, You declare ...

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How Food Brings Comfort in the Holiday Season Across the World ... Food is far more than just nutrition; it’s also a universal symbol of hospitality. Sharing a meal creates community. Food comforts us when its scent or flavor triggers emotion and memory.

How Food Brings Comfort | ChildFund International Blog

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Each of us has a light that shines... and it adds to the brightness of the world. (Argentina)

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Understanding and accepting our differences builds a foundation for Peace.

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We all want good things for our lives, and for our friends and families... this is true for everyone around the world. (Afghani Father and Daughter)

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I've met some great folks with long roots back to the ancient Persians. This pin is from SAVEUR.com; a pinner there wrote: "My family is Parsi, followers of the prophet Zoroaster who began immigrating to India around the eighth century from Persia. The cuisine still bears that ancient influence: meats and vegetables paired with sweet and sour flavors and lavished with diverse spices...."

Persian Roots | SAVEUR

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Ilha do Faial - Açores (Faial Island - Azores)

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Paraguay has the foundations of a Great Indigenous People! And - Paraguay's culture is highly influenced by various European countries, particularly Spain, which are combined with the special and unique indigenous culture. The strength of this cultural blend is seen in Paraguay's forms of arts, crafts, music, festivals, literature, cinema, fashion, languages. Great People Make Great Art!

Fascinating Humanity: September 2012

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The earthy tea was first enjoyed by the Indigenous people of Eastern Paraguay — originally harvested from under the jungle’s canopy. Now it is responsible for deforestation in Northern Argentina. Guayakí and Alex Pryor want to change that by bringing the plant back to its native environment.

Episode 140: Con Sentido (With Meaning)

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For some children of immigrants and members of families with mixed national origins, life can be an interesting cultural balancing act. Having immigrant parents can lead to a feeling of being caught between two worlds and opens questions of self-identity. In this clip, a man with an American mother and Paraguayan father talks about his life and how when he is in the U.S., he is seen as being from Paraguay, and when he visits Paraguay, he is considered an American.

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Aché New Testament Testimonies - Ache leaders in Paraguay speak about the benefits of having the whole New Testament in their language. They speak about confidence, cultural strength, and spiritual growth.

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The different cultural art in Paraguay comes from different materials. Weaving, ceramics, and woodcraft are the three standouts of the indigenous artistic expressions. Great People Make Great Art!

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Many of the historic figures shaping Paraguayan history are in the Panteon, which makes it a great (and free) place to learn about Paraguayan history. The building itself is beautifull architecture inside and out, and it is very well kept. Take a picture with the guards! Blessed to have met some brave Paraguains Photo: Postales de Asunción - ultimahora.com - Paraguay

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Vintage globes in my closet ... Blessed Old Friends Around the Globe in my heart.

Iffer's Little Nest

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Alentejo Tempo para ser Feliz - Alentejo Time To Be Happy #Alentejo,#Southern_Portugal trip #Portugal

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CASACL - Patagonia (Argentina & Chile) ... Argentinians and Chileans - great folk of the earth! “Love beauty; it is the shadow of God on the universe” Gabriela Mistral quotes (Chilean poet, 1889-1957)

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"We are all visitors to this time, this place. We are just passing through. Our purpose here is to observe, to learn, to grow, to love ... and then we return home. ~ Australian Aboriginal Proverb

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Gotta love those Iowa Farmers! Great folk the conservative thinking and self reliant Iowans! Unlike most of his Iowa neighbors, farmer Dick Thompson isn't expecting the US Govt. to help him survive the drought. While others depend upon federally subsidized crop insurance, Thompson relies on old-fashioned farming methods to see him through. Boone, Iowa

Old Ways Help Iowa Farmer Beat Drought

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Bringing down the Berlin Wall (1989). Spent My Time On That Wall! Blessed to have met both groups ... the ones tearing the wall down! And the ones standing atop the wall watching the ones tearing the walls down! Again - Blessed to have met you both! Glad those on the top of the wall finally woke up! Freedom isn't free!

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I lost my mind one year and walked the "Swiss March / volk's march through the Swiss Alps, culminating after 80 Kilometers in Bern, Switzerland (50 Miles). I wore my uniform as I was with a specially trained USA Team. It blew me away that as we came into every tiny mountain village - there would be some WWII Swiss Veteran there to say, "thank you" to the "good American soldiers". God Bless the Greatest Generation for their testimony, and the Swiss for their memory.

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I lived in Japan for three short years. I still carry a love for art forms, garden forms, and martial arts that is uniquely perfected in Japan. They do everything with superb attention to detail. For example - I would never grow Wisteria at the wild edges of my backyard garden, it is just too invasive and unruly. They have no fear of it in Japan. (photo: Wisteria, Kitayama, Kyoto, Japan) Blessed to have met you!

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Finding Solace in the Majestic Mountains of Switzerland and peacefulness among its folk. I happily take my hat off to the Swiss. In a sea of despotism these people have maintained an Island of Liberty even into the modern age of the All-intrusive State. Just going on a visit to Switzerland is an eye opener for the average European and American. Time and again my same conclusion has been drawn: everything Swiss is like the very best of other countries, only better. Blessed to have met you!

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