Category Archives: Life Perspective

Reflection, introspection, challenges, healing

NEVER GIVE UP#InternationalDanceDay, #BeyonceBeforeILetGoDanceChallenge, (Anna Greene Dell’Era-62 years young)

Senior citizen inspired by Beyonce’s Homecoming Netflix documentary Continue reading

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Greene Onion

Speaking my truth, creatively, reminds me of an onion. Removal of the thin outer layer is necessary to arrive at the juice. In honor of Black History Month, I offer two snippets of my Greene Onion….Humble salutes to Sojourner Truth, … Continue reading

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So you want to sing?

So, sing! Any way you can. Anna Dell’Era offers vocal workshop for Cancer patients and those affected each Tuesday 14:00-16:00 Haus der Krebsliga beider Basel Petersplatz 12, 4051 – Basel, Switzerland Vocal technique focusing on correct breathing; imagery technique and … Continue reading

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And, this is my America.

I saw the video concerning the confrontation between the Covington Students and the Elder Native American, Mr. Nathan Phillips on Twitter. I was saddened, angry, and felt I must respond. Last night, I viewed the uploaded video which included the … Continue reading

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The Border Control Corps of Basel threw my passport on the ground!

(Article written by Lukas Hausendorf of 20 Minutes Basel) Der Zwischenfall ereignete sich am Nachmittag des 7. März am Grenzübergang Basel-Huningue neben dem Novartis Campus. Meistens ist die Zollstation unbesetzt, nicht aber an diesem Tag. Anna Dell’Era, Afroamerikanerin und italienisch-amerikanische … Continue reading

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To My Only Child

To my Only Child (c) I remember when you were only a child, I penned a poem to you explained how life might sometimes be harsh and cold, unfair and cruel This poem on paper somehow disappeared but my beautiful … Continue reading

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The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks–Read it!!

The book, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks, by Rebecca Skloot,  gripped me from beginning to end. While reading it, I was in the midst of a cancer diagnosis and caught between two battling oncologists different perspectives concerning how my … Continue reading

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