Re-examining an American Mindset

This essay (minus the photos) was published under a different title in The News Tribune of Tacoma, February 9, 2015.  To see the TNT article, click here.   In recent years two of my three sons embarked on international life journeys, and in a smaller way, so did I. ...

Cameroonian Life

In the last two posts I wrote about visiting Cameroon.  Here are some other things I found interesting while I was there: People eat animals that it would never occur to us to eat: bats, cane rats, what-have-you.  We saw a boy standing beside the road, holding up a...

Business as Usual in Cameroon

We Americans are accustomed to cleanliness, order and privacy, even if we don’t think we’re immaculate, organized and private.  We are also used to buying what we need (or want) and having it readily available, new and in good condition.  We don’t...

A Trip to Yaounde, Cameroon

I hadn’t meant to neglect this blog for so long.  The excuses for the neglect are a busy life and a broken computer, plus trying to finish revising a novel.  Well, anyway, here we are. In the first half of September my husband and I visited Yaoundé, Cameroon,...

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