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Many Hands

Her name is Asana (AH-sa-nah). When she was just four or five years old she became a student at Heritage Academy in Breman Essiam, Ghana. She rose long before the sun to help her mother with chores, then walked five … Continue reading

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Just Beyond – Ghana Part 2

There was no way to cover all of what we experienced during our time in Ghana in my previous post, so I continue here. Time affords me deeper reflection, but not necessarily answers. Poverty Has A Name We all know … Continue reading

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Will You Take Me As Your Friend? Ghana Part 1

The words to describe my experience in Ghana have been elusive. The adjectives I might normally use  seem too simple and ordinary for a place that’s unlike any other I’ve visited. I’ve deleted as many words as I’ve written as I … Continue reading

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The Gift of Travel

Last summer I was in Africa for the first time. I went to Morocco on vacation. It was glorious. This time I’m off to Ghana, West Africa. This is not a vacation as I am traveling with nine students and two … Continue reading

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Welcome, Welcome Marrakech

We step out of the taxi that has driven us into the Jemaa El Fna, the grand plaza of  Marrakech, inside the great walls of the medina (old town). It is said to be the largest square in Africa. This plaza … Continue reading

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A Shaman, a Prayer, and a Fire

I wrote the post below shortly after I returned from Peru in March, but didn’t publish it. I feared that readers had grown weary of stories about Peru. A few nights ago, I had a dream about this experience. I … Continue reading

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Skimming the Surface

I learned a lot on my recent cruise of the Adriatic and Aegean seas, not the least of which is about cruising itself. If you’re a first-time cruiser, here are some things you should know: There is an obscene amount … Continue reading

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