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A Smile a Day – Day 17 – The World!

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This week I had a visit from a new country.  No, not a country that just came into existence.  I mean, I got a visit that WP shows came from a country from which I have not had a previous visit.  Hmmm, did that come out right?  Anyway, it was Mongolia.  I usually use Mongolia as an example of someplace that is relatively inaccessible, like the data that is replicating across 2500 servers in 180 countries I might say, “So, it will most likely be available in DC before, say, Outer Mongolia, right?”  I do not mean any disrespect for that country, just that it isn’t as accessible to me as Canada or France.  And yet it is.  It is just a click away and someone from there did click and landed here, in “Trent’s World”. Continue reading

Tales of Exotic Lands (again)

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I ask for tales of exotic lands
You tell a story of my home town
I question you about foreign people
You speak of my friends and neighbors
I want to know the jungle creature
You talk about my backyard deer
I ask about your distant culture
You discuss my daily routine
I call you my friend
You tell me I’m your brother
I try to see the differences
You show me we’re the same
I look for a mystery in your face
And see mine reflected back

Originally posted 7 April 2015

Tales of Exotic Lands

earth

I ask for tales of exotic lands
You tell a story of my home town
I question you about foreign people
You speak of my friends and neighbors
I want to know the jungle creature
You talk about my backyard deer
I ask about your distant culture
You discuss my daily routine
I call you my friend
You tell me I’m your brother
I try to see the differences
You show me we’re the same
I look for a mystery in your face
And see mine reflected back