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  • Education and Creativity

    When I was 10, in elementary art class, my art teacher challenged what I was painting. “It is a sunset!” I said with excitement at the stripes of red, orange, pink and blue. She responded,”Sunsets don’t look like that. Throw it away and start over.” I was devastated at the instruction as I loved sunsets […]

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  • Laura on Saturday

    Walking home from a neighborhood street sale (NY style garage sale), I popped in a Chinese restaurant around the corner from my place. I met Laura. She ordered just before me, abour 5’7″, 60 years old, black, dressed in layers of dark colored sweats and looked a bit downtrodden. When she spoke you could see […]

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  • Sudan Travel Tips

    Below is listed some basic travel tips for going into Sudan and more specifically Malakal. Hopefully this can help prepare you for what to expect. I have a ton of other posts about my time there and other pictures if you want some more information on what to expect or see. Remember when you travel […]

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  • Sudan: closing thoughts

    This video will give you a pretty good idea of what Malakal was like. The homes. The street, the children and the mamas and babas (mom and dad in Arabic). The boys delivering water from the Nile using donkey carts, the minimal trash, the businesses. During my short 7 days in Malakal, I learned about […]