Failure to Communicate

Traveling in Egypt a few months ago, I encountered a challenging situation that highlighted the difficulties of navigating language barriers. While purchasing snacks at a market, I noticed the young man at the cash register […]

Regional Culture

Too Friendly?

This is too funny! Having been raised as a northeasterner here in the US and now living in the friendly south, I understand the awkwardness described in this Mash Report! Reminds me of “How Many […]


On Earth As It Is In Heaven

The Mission is one of my all-time favorite movies. It tells the story of Jesuit missionaries caught in conflict between Native Latin Americans and European slave traders. Set deep in the Amazon jungle in the […]


Olympic Refugee Team

The Olympic games: athletes from countries all over the world performing incredible athletic feats! The world watches. We hear heartwarming stories about perseverance, drive and dreams coming true. Everyone cheers for their nation, their flag, […]


Get Vaccinated to Protect the King

Would you get the COVID vaccination to protect your king or president?  Apparently, if you are Bhutanese, the answer is “yes.”   High in the Himalayan mountains, 23,000 feet above sea level, the tiny nation of […]