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friday five

1. Are you going to school this year?
still......working on my geshe degree

2. If yes, where are you going (high school, college, etc.)? If no, when did you graduate?
correspondence through the asian classics institute in NY and jamyang in london.
i went to high school in california....my father did not think the louisiana school systems to be a place for his daughter
i went to college at SLU...slow learner's U

3. What are/were your favorite school subjects?
were: english and anything liberal arts
are: tibetan philosophy, buddhist psychology

4. What are/were your least favorite school subjects?
are and were: anything involving numbers

5. Have you ever had a favorite teacher? Why was he/she a favorite?
yes. an english teacher during my sophomore year in college. she caught me writing term papers for other people (that is how i paid my way through college). she could have had me expelled. instead she told me that if i changed my major to english and wrote more (legitimately) and promised never to write a paper for one of her students, she would forget about it. i changed my major that day.


don't fear death
melissa muses (or maia, you choose)


wandering does not make you a "gypsy."
why would you call yourself
after those who have no home?
long skirts and hoop earrings
do not make you a "gypsy."
why do you call yourself after
those who have no clothes?

"gypsy" is pejorative. please don't perpetuate the stereotype. educate yourself on what it really means to be a "gypsy" in this world.

Who are the Roma?

Decade of Roma Inclusion

Dženo Association

European Roma Rights Centre

Roma Balkans

Roma National Congress

Romani World



Rroma Media Network

Soros Roma Initiatives

Studii Romani

The European Union and Roma

The Patrin Webjournal: Romani Culture and History

Voice of Roma
World Bank Roma Initiatives

Have a Happy Day! :)

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