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When The Mission Gets Cancelled.

As I wrote in my last blog, I am supposed to be leaving for Ethiopia in just a matter of days. Well, as of now, that is not happening. 664 more words


Wanna make the world a better place?

  Every teacher thinks that his or her class equips students the most for life in the 21st century.  I’m here to make the case for how acquiring a 2nd language can transform the life of not only the student but those the student serves, later during his or her productive years of work and service. 156 more words

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Africa Doesn't Need Your Used Dancing Shoes.

It’s been a long time since I’ve written. I’ve been busy with work, busy with teaching, busy with a lot of things. Well, it’s time to redirect, because I leave for Ethiopia in a little over two weeks. 876 more words


Bienvenue! Welcome!

Let me introduce you to my new world.

We’ll start off with the people. They are, after all, the most important things as I create a life here! 661 more words


Global Orphan Population

Several years ago, one of my friends put together a blog on orphans, as orphans are very close to her heart. Although I cannot say the same, I had taken several mapping courses in college and had wanted to apply my mapping skills to something socially active, so I pounced on the chance to construct a Sqlite database that contained orphan population data for each country. 417 more words

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One Hundred Painting of Jesus: The Faith of a Bulgarian Artist

Petrova approached us after church one Sunday in Silistra, Bulgaria wearing her canary yellow dress and furry purple jacket. We’d heard of the woman in the church with all the paintings, but I didn’t think to prepare myself for the little elderly lady who arrived in a cloud of color and fabric throwing out rapid-fire demands in Bulgarian. 548 more words

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"We Aren't Terrorists. Did You Know That?": Thoughts from a Refugee Camp

I wrote this in December 2015 when I was working at a refugee camp near Thessaloniki, Greece. I’m not sure yet what this blog will become, but this seemed as good a place as any to start: 811 more words

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