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A Way Back Home


Carroll is greeted by the chill of the morning air as he makes his way to PRHS at 6:30am for early morning films with the football team. Afterwards, he heads across campus to his second home at PRHS: room 1024. Carroll, who was a former Bearcat football player, feels honored that he is able to come back and coach the sport he once played.




A Way Back Home



Oliver Peters worked for Century III (CIII - Century 3) Teleproductions from 1985 until he left in 2002 to form his own company. Over the course of seventeen years, Oliver held the positions of videotape editor, project manager and operations manager. CIII was first located in the old Bee Jay Recording Studios on Eggleston Avenue in Winter Park, Florida, but relocated in 1989 to Universal Studios after being selected from many production houses to be the post production facility on the back lot at Universal Studios. During this time period, Orlando garnered the name "Hollywood East" due to the filming/taping and post production of films and television series in the Central Florida area.


Just a decade before Brierre left home, U.S. Marines withdrew after a 19-year occupation of Haiti during which the Haitian Constitution was altered to allow for foreign ownership of their mineral-rich land and a corrupt puppet government was installed.


The Wayback Machine is an initiative of the Internet Archive, a 501(c)(3) non-profit, building a digital library of Internet sites and other cultural artifacts in digital form. Other projects include Open Library & archive-it.org.


In a damp room with a few rotting pieces of furniture and old mattresses on the floor, seven migrant women sit hugging their belongings, a Kenyan flag hanging behind them on the wall.A Lebanese woman walks into the apartment, located in a poor area east of Beirut, and the migrants rush excitedly to hug her."We are finally going home," says Nancy, a 25-year-old Kenyan. "Déa is a heavenly saint. We experienced a lot here, but Déa and her friend are our saviors."Déa Hage-Chahine and Serge Majdalani are two young Lebanese who have partnered on a mission to repatriate domestic migrant workers stranded in Lebanon by the worst economic crisis in the country's modern history.In two months, they have helped get home more than 120 women, mostly Kenyans and some Ethiopians, fundraising more than $35,000 for flights and coronavirus tests through an online campaign and working tirelessly to clear bureaucratic and legal hurdles.It's a mission both came into unexpectedly. The 33-year-old Majdalani, who works in finance in New York, was visiting his family in Beirut in the summer when he heard about the thousands of migrants lining up outside their embassies trying in vain to get help to leave.First, he tried to use his brother's travel agency to arrange private chartered flights for them. "But that was way too costly," he said.A friend connected him to Hage-Chahine. Separately, she too had been inspired to act."I was walking my dog in Beirut and saw so many women and children on the streets. No one was helping them," she said. "I could not see that and turn a blind eye."Lebanon has some 250,000 migrant workers, most of them women working as maids.Even before the crisis, they were subjected to abuse under a sponsorship system, known in Arabic as "kafala," which ties workers to their employers. Rights activists have described the system as a form of "neo-slavery." Thousands have escaped employers, then stayed to work undocumented."Workers are viewed as objects here," said Majdalani. Employers use the fees they pay to brokers to justify barring maids from leaving, he said. "They confiscate their passports as if they owned them."Then the bottom fell out of Lebanon's economy this year in a combination of financial collapse and the coronavirus pandemic. Lebanese have lost jobs and seen the value of their savings evaporate as the currency plunges in value.Migrant workers were thrown into desperate straits. Many maids have not been paid for months. Some employers dumped them on the streets or outside their embassies.Now many can't afford the exorbitant costs of repatriation flights.Hage-Chahine worked in marketing but has recently been unemployed. In addition to the money from fundraising, she has used some of her savings to pay for a shelter for the women and provide food and medicine.She spent her days with them on the streets, counseling them, shopping for them. Meanwhile, she and Majdalani worked out the nitty gritty details of arranging departures. They retrieved workers' passports and belongings from former employers, talked daily with security officials to resolve legal obstacles, and organized and paid for flights."We help change someone's life," Hage-Chahine said. "Unfortunately, the work we do is actually so small compared to the reality of the problem."They played the role of embassies, which they describe as corrupt and incapable of helping the migrants.On its website, the Kenyan Consulate in Lebanon says it is registering legal and illegal workers seeking to return home. Phone calls to the consulate, which has been embroiled in allegations of abuse and exploitation, went unanswered. The Ethiopian Embassy did not respond to an Associated Press request for a comment.Back at the shelter, the two Lebanese helped the women load their luggage into a bus.Nancy, the Kenyan woman who gave just her first name, fled her employers years ago because, she said, the children abused her because she's Black. She has worked without papers since. With no one paying dollars anymore, she couldn't stay. What she did save is trapped in a bank account by currency controls.She's relieved just to get out."I am going to see my son and start my own business," she said. "I will not come back here again."The final goodbyes at the airport with Hage-Chahine and Majdalani were emotional for everyone."I don't think anyone will forget what they have done," said Ririan, 34, one of the departing migrants. They all spoke on condition of anonymity, fearing retaliation from authorities."Seeing their happiness, when they are finally able to leave, is very rewarding," said Majdalani, who has since returned to New York. "Especially knowing that we are freeing them from horrible living conditions. That is a moment of pride and joy."


The mating instinct in cats could lead to your feline buddy going missing for days at a time, or even getting into dangerous situations if they get lost, stuck, or injured far away from home. For peace of mind, nowadays you can easily track your cat and follow their every step with a GPS cat tracker.


Also, neighboring cats may try to claim their territory in your backyard, which could easily cause your own kitty to try and find another safer yard. If your cat feels threatened in their own territory by another cat, they may not be around that much anymore.


Another common reason for a missing cat is, well, a scaredy-cat. If your cat gets scared off by something, their natural fear response may send them into fight, flight, or freeze mode. Flight: your cat will run for the hills. Freeze: your cat will stand still, probably hiding somewhere nearby, but they may be too scared to come out of hiding or make a sound. If you suspect that your cat was scared into fleeing or hiding, a GPS cat tracker is one of the most surefire ways to locate them and bring them home immediately.


Finally, cats often run away just because they are inquisitive creatures who love to explore and follow their curiosities. Maybe your cat likes chasing the butterflies or insects in summer; maybe they got distracted by a friendly squirrel or neighbor kid. Especially if there is something enticing nearby, your cat is likely to roam away from home for hours to up to days. Even just nice weather is enough to cause them to leave your lap in search of some excitement.


Another reason why your cat may go missing and not come back is if animal control picks them up. Maybe someone thought they were a stray, and called to have them picked up off the streets. So if you do have a lost cat, make sure you call your local animal control services to see if anyone has picked up your feline. Likewise you can call veterinarian offices and animals shelters to see if your cat somehow ended up there.


Luckily, there are many things a cat parent can do to prevent a cat from running away from home. Even if you have the most adventurous outdoor cat, you have options to keep your feline safe and closeby. Here are some of the best tips for stopping a cat from running away:


This differs from Home Sweet Home in that the focus here is on the journey to get back. Marty McFly wants to get back to his own time, but he stays in the same town the whole movie; Odysseus wants to get home, and he travels all over ancient Greece (and beyond) to get there. Structurally, the Homeward Journey is closer to The Quest than The Voyage and Return. It's common for works using this plot to be a Whole-Plot Reference to The Odyssey. Another oft-stolen plot is the Anabasis, where a military unit is Trapped Behind Enemy Lines and has to fight and negotiate its way back home.


  • Anime & Manga Astra Lost in Space, which has its protagonists fly across the star system in an old abandoned ship to get back to their home planet, after their field trip goes awry.

  • Ulysses 31, which is basically The Odyssey IN SPACE!.

  • Enchanted Journey follows a domesticated chipmunk named Glikko who escapes captivity and along with his friend Nono wants to journey over the mountains and through the wilderness to the enchanted forest where chipmunks live wild and free. A good chunk of the story is a Stern Chase involving a monstrous fox.

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