On the road again…maybe

So it only seems fitting that I resume posting as I try to head out of the country once more, once again taking my time to meander through the mysterious and, more-often-than-not, unpredictable hurdles which unfold before me from minute to minute as part of the travel-during-a-pandemic experience. Masks, social distancing, hand sanitizer are only…Read more »

The Great Escape

Like thieves in the night running for our lives, our vehicle slipped quietly along the empty streets of Dushanbe in the dark of night to reach the only international airport in Tajikistan.   There were several of us, and the luggage we had brought to stay for a year, piled into the Embassy’s mini-van.  The Embassy,…Read more »


Again, out of sequence.  This post is taken from my crowdfunding campaign page on Mightycause.com, but does belong here as it is the story of yet another rescue of mine who made the personal choice to be rescued.   She appeared out of nowhere like a white ghost, suddenly standing at my side in the…Read more »

Scholar by Day, Beggar By Night

Sorry, this post is out-of-sequence.  I have been remiss in finishing several blog posts. It was my first “dogless” evening walk after I had finally accepted the fact that I could not continue to manage three growing dogs in my apartment on my own.  They were fine at home, but taking walks had become a…Read more »

Just Rewards

I realized as I sat and listened to my landlord go on and on about all the damage that my cats caused, knowing the reality that they had never  been in the room about which she was complaining, that I was being confronted by a depth of fear and disgust of animals the likes of…Read more »

It’s Christmas…

Well, I have several half-written posts which, when posted, will provide more background for this post, but I felt like this one needed to be posted on the day it occurred. It’s Christmas,  my neighbor Sorbon, as I fell weeping in happiness into his wife’s arms, who threw her arms around me and held on…Read more »

And what did I do this weekend?

I’ve decided to let an email that I just sent out to the team overseeing and/or collaborating with me on my work project speak for itself about what I have been up to this weekend.  Another treatise on the  nature of  working in a cross-cultural context. __________________ Hello everyone, As with all new projects, there…Read more »