Adventures in Spanglish, of course.

Having not yet left the country, and living with Amelia, who speaks zero English, I’m picking up Spanish at an impressive rate. I’ve surprised myself how much I can understand – knowing French… Continue reading

Reason #756 Europe is Great.

Because in Barcelona, I counted 5 different languages on this newspaper rack. And none of them were English. That is great.

A Month in the “Kingdom of Decadence”

As of this week, I have been in Madrid for a whole month. What !? It does not feel like that, or maybe it does? I’m not really sure. But here’s a couple… Continue reading


Well I have yet again woven my way through Logan International Airport – from the Blue Line, onto the shuttle, through the ticket kiosks, bag check, through security lines and scanners, and now… Continue reading

Call me Ishmael.

“Whenever I find myself growing grim about the mouth; whenever it is a damp, drizzly November in my soul; whenever I find myself involuntarily pausing before coffin warehouses, and bringing up the rear… Continue reading

If it could be summarized in a single post:

I’ve been back in the US for little more than 48 hours at this point, and things still feel a bit odd. I’m still momentarily surprised to see white people on a far… Continue reading

Conversations with Ever-Inquisitive Children

I love the way the mind of a child works – both naturally complex and creative, but uncomplicated. Believe it or not, this conversation about my country and traveling from here to there… Continue reading

Small Adventures Make for A Busy Week

This has been a week of small adventures – hilarious, joyful, tiresome, and sad ones. Between taking care of Appentin’s infected eye, bucketing water at the house from the well to the standing… Continue reading

Tropical Beaches Are Awesome

As much as I love the more adventurous, off-the map, backpacking feel of traveling the interior of Ghana, I also verymuch enjoy the luxury of its tropical beaches. It’s certainly not the world… Continue reading

Amponsah Joshua

This is my best bud, Amponsah Joshua. I help him with his homework, we play cards and Ludo after dinner, and I listen to stories about him and his friends. I also teach… Continue reading