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Liberia Report: Contrasts

During our stay in Buchanan, Liberia, one thing that struck me was the variety of contrasts we saw. Old and Young: At the Old Folks Home, we visited with dozens of aged people, several with physical handicaps. But a number … Continue reading

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Who’s Sacrificing Here, Anyway?

It’s easy to think that, as citizens of a wealthy country, we USA types know what’s best for allllll the other countries. We’re here to fix you. You’re welcome. Granted, BESTWA uses donated funds to buy food, employ cooks, and … Continue reading

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I Got Superpowers. Who Knew?

I’ve been preparing for my first overseas trip, February 22-March 5. Pretty exciting stuff! I’m going with a small group from the non-profit BESTWA, Inc, which exists to meet the most pressing needs and bring hope to the people of … Continue reading

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Things I Learned About Holidays with Grandkids

Having our son and his family visit from halfway across the country made this past Christmas extra special. I need to see our grandchildren more often, though… it seems I’ve forgotten a lot about living with preschoolers. Here for your … Continue reading

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Warning: Interplanetary Appliance Conpiracy

As I mentioned last time, Brent and I drove for hours through the Cascades to get back to our kids’ house. Construction detours, rain, no cell service, verrrrrry spotty map info, snacks but no real lunch… Relief flooded us when, … Continue reading

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On the Road Again

Last week, I told you about celebrating our granddaughter’s birthday in Washington. Well, during this visit we also took a side trip to see Yakima, where Brent lived as a little boy. I’m not sure when we left the lush … Continue reading

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