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Showing Strength in SEPTEMBER

QUICK BACKSTORY:: We created a 2014 Calendar with 100% of funds going to help rebuild one of the many villages in the Philippines destroyed by Typhoon Yolanda in November 2013. 329 more words


In Conversation with Temba Magorimbo

I have had the pleasure of interacting with Temba Magorimbo, the author of Lake of My Heart and many other books. The links to his novels are at the end of the post. 1,149 more words


"Yodelers, Guitars, and Accordions"

by Elijah Wald:

Classic Kikuyu Music:  Yodelers, Guitars, and Accordions (available from www.elijahwald.com)

This CD combines two extremely varied cassettes of Kikuyu music sold in Nairobi in 1990. 241 more words

CD/LP Reviews

Baby Bettys: My Bibi Always Remembers by Toni Buzzeo (Blog Tour & Giveaway!)

We were very excited that Disney asked us to participate on this blog tour!  This book had beautiful African illustrations and provided the opportunity to make some great sounds effects!!   707 more words

Timeless (Maps)

Age had crept up on her
Now the long wisdom of time hung gracefully,
french plaited over her shoulder
I could feel each dancing step of her silvery pulse… 61 more words



I have always loved to take photos, its one of my favorite hobbies. My favorite shots are candid shots. Here are just a few of my favorite images from the last three or four years. 75 more words


How to Buy Saline in Seoul And Other Reflections After Two Years on the Road

I write this on the 2nd anniversary of our departure from Oregon. This post is for our friends Linda W and Randy S, who encouraged us to write about the differences in life beyond the experiences we would have called “normal” two years ago; this anniversary is a good time, then, to think back on some of the adjustments we’ve learned to make in foreign countries.

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