Do you remember 1967, when the infamous "Summer of Love" in San Francisco made headlines worldwide and everyone wore flowers in their hair? ...more

Ebola (o-no-la!)

Apart from my INCREDIBLY witty title (so, SO bad), there is nothing funny about the currentEbola virus disease (EVD) outbreak in West Africa. For those not habitually tracking global public health crises, this is one to pay attention to. I don’t care how distracted you may have been by the hot-mess-bro/slut-shaming incident on the Bachelorette. Okay, I admit I don’t watch the show (At all. Ever.) But….dude, just NO. To quote Kid President, not cool Robert Frost. I digress....more


Romeo had been getting in touch with me, randomly, via skype since we met in one of Professor Dingleberry’s online courses a year earlier. I had never met him in person, but tried to be friendly about his chatting.  I had taken the Winter semester off, and went to The Picnic From Hell, (wherein I was treated to some kind of tranquilizer and passed out for five hours) excited to be going back to class that Fall....more

Groves of Africa

D'walis Okwandi sat down in the middle of the road to gather himself. He'd already walked seven miles from the clinics and only had a few more to go. His sandals were nearly worn through, he noticed, a new crack in the leather upper made him clench his jaw more tightly. As he removed them to stretch his toes, he wondered when the shoemaker would come back to his village - if ever. It was a great blow to the community when the shoemaker's apprentice had left his Master alone and overworked....more

Here is the Photo

Here is the photo of a woman evangelist in Ndachi parish, Tanzania...more

Thanksgiving Stuffing Guide

No, not that kind of stuffing! While the rest of you are gorging on turkey today, I'll be picking at airline food. We're flying out to Africa on what we hope is a low traffic travel day. So the stuffing I'll be talking about here is stuffing a suitcase....more

Helping Create Jobs

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5 Reasons Why I Drink Tap Water

I know I talk a lot about food.  It is a particular passion of mine.  But today I’d like to talk about water....more

2013 Epcot International Food & Wine Festival: Africa

Last year, one of my favorites of the Epcot International Food & Wine Festival was the Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket at the South Africa kiosk. I was so happy to see it return this year, but also excited to see a new beef dish, the Berbere-style Beef. Don't worry, I still got my Spinach and Paneer Cheese Pocket! ;)...more

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