Lessons from Africa

Lessons from Africa

I have a growing respect and loyalty for Africa. My experiences in Ethiopia, Kenya and South Sudan have improved my understanding of how their communities developed into strong, positive culture identities. I am thankful for the unforgettable opportunities with my...
People Are Worth Knowing

People Are Worth Knowing

We love our boxes. They are handy compartments for our ideas and thoughts. They keep life simpler when we can put people into tidy categories that make sense to us. I traveled to half a dozen countries and lived in three outside my own before I really began to see...
Learning Gratitude

Learning Gratitude

I sat at my laptop, thinking about the many ways I’ve changed by looking at the world through cultural lenses. One thing’s for sure: I couldn’t remain the same. I’ve experienced love from people who valued relationship over agenda, who wouldn’t hesitate to give up...