I cannot believe I returned to California over a month ago. The time has absolutely flown.
When people ask what I’ve been doing, I usually have trouble coming up with (what I would view as) a satisfactory answer. I blame a lack of short term memory. So here are some pictures to clear up the mystery.
As previously stated, Mexican food was the very first thing on my agenda.
I resumed walking barefoot.
Of course, I’m making up for lost family time.
And reuniting with old friends.
But to be honest, I’m mostly hanging out with the 2-4 age group.
I’m trying to find/recreate dishes from abroad, in an effort to recapture some of the traveling spirit.
I’m now apparently certified to flirt in Spanish. So, there’s that.
And I really am trying to job search, write, etc.
When the cats aren’t actively distracting me, I do manage to accomplish the occasional task. At the forefront of my mind is the upcoming film series hosted by Living Ubuntu for Genocide Awareness and Prevention Month. The events will focus on the lived experiences of genocide survivors and their children. If you live in the Orange County area, I highly recommend joining us for these incredible film screenings. Since our current priority is getting the word out, I’ll close the blog post with more information about the events, and RSVP links.
APRIL 2014 GENOCIDE AWARENESS AND PREVENTION MONTH
Remembering the Past toward Healing our Future
A free six event commemorative film series featuring the stories of survivors and their children
Tuesday, April 1:
My Neighbor, My Killer (Rwanda) Soka University 5p-6p Reception, 6p-8p Program
Wednesday, April 2:
The Armenian Genocide (Armenian) Concordia University 7p-9p
Thursday, April 3:
Enemies of the People (Cambodia) Golden West College 6:30p-9p
Thursday, April 17:
A collection of short films (Sudan) UC Irvine 5p-6:50p (Reception after)
Wednesday, April 23:
I Came to Testify (Bosnia) CSU Long Beach 7p-9p
Tuesday, April 29:
Numbered (The Holocaust) Chapman University 7p-8:30p
Wednesday, April 30:
Closing Reception University Synagogue, 7p-8:30p
– Judith Herman
American Red Cross of Orange County
Carl Wilkens Fellowship
Center for Living Peace
Citizens for Global Solutions, California Region
Irvine United Congregational Church, Advocates for Peace and Justice
Jewish World Watch
Seeds Ta Afrika
Sisters of St. Joseph of Orange
Spiritual and Religious Alliance for Hope (SARAH)
Sudanese-American Youth Center – San Diego
The Cambodian Family
United Nations Association, Orange County Chapter
Women For: Orange County
- For more info, event updates, film trailers, speakers, and RSVP, visit: