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One Month in Bangkok

I had my first encounter with immersive language learning when I lived in Thailand for a month. I was 23 years old, I had just graduated from college, and I was eager to attain fluency because the man I was dating was Thai. 614 more words



‘To be in labour is to have one foot in the grave’

My research trip to Tanzania is fast approaching and I have been doing a lot of reading around the whole subject of OF. 473 more words


MAK v. USA, Vol. 3

Here we go again.


1. Co-Ed bathrooms: Macedonia is a pretty conservative place. I wore long shorts the first time I went running. My host dad’s reaction was enough that it hasn’t happened again. 936 more words

Cross-cultural Connection

Recently I went to an outreach center in a different part of the city, a few blocks from the subway and behind the mosque in Roxbury.  658 more words



Not long ago, I completed a Rooted in Jesus Junior conference, the first one that I have overseen in a rural diocese. I was in a Xhosa speaking community. 561 more words

Cross Cultural

Riding Waves

I have no business being on a surfboard. I am not in shape. I’ve never surfed nor participated in a surfing lesson. My bathing suit screams… 540 more words

Tap Tap THUD Tap Tap

As November nears, the grasshoppers have returned en masse.

For whatever reason (science?), the population of grasshoppers just explodes every November. This brings multiple changes to daily life. 161 more words

Cana Grace In Uganda