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Where in the world is Paula now?

Posted on August 31st, 2020 by paularath

“When I am dancing, I feel as though I am on top of the world,” said Anthony Mmesoma Madu in an interview with a Newsweek reporter. You might be one of the 20 million-plus Instagram viewers who saw this charming 11-year-old dancing ballet in the rain in a sodden suburb of Lagos, Nigeria. His joy
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Posted on July 10th, 2020 by paularath

To follow up on my last blog, how did my paternal grandfather, James Arthur Rath of Madras, India, end up in Honolulu, Hawaii? Well, after completing his education in Madras, he followed in his father’s footsteps, serving in the British Army from 1888 to 1900. At first he served in the Revenue Police of India
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Posted on April 30th, 2020 by paularath

These are alarming and confusing times, and it can be challenging to imagine the end of this set of circumstances. And yet, people all over the world are learning new ways of living and employing innovative ways of thinking. As an added bonus, we are relating to one another in creative new ways. (I never
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Posted on February 13th, 2020 by paularath

Well, hey, it can! That is, if it’s in the hands of an indigo expert who is determined to keep his craft going through the long winters in Cooperstown, New York. The man who introduced me to indigo, Darius Homay, has moved to a much colder clime, Cooperstown. Snow and ice are frequent backyard visitors.
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Posted on June 24th, 2019 by paularath

Neil Armstrong walked on the moon? It was one of those life-defining moments we all recall with awe. For me, it was an event that literally changed the trajectory of my career. I watched the amazing moment in the CBS Hong Kong Bureau, accompanied by my first boss, Bernard Kalb, CBS News Foreign Correspondent and
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