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Two Years, Endless Challenges, Boundless Growth

This will be my last post on this blog.  I will continue blogging, but now it’s time to lay this one to rest since it embodies my Peace Corps Service in Abi Adi, Tigray, Ethiopia where I lived for 22 … Continue reading

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Ashenda 2014!

The girls will find you…it’s only a matter of time.  Every spring groups of girls get together and beautify themselves with new dresses, fancy hairdos, and jewelry.  Then they take to the streets with a hand drum for three crazy days looking … Continue reading

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My Friend Mustafa

“Welcome my friend Mr. Forrest, the most famous man!” This is a typical greeting from my friend Mustafa whenever I go to visit him in his shop.  Mustafa is a tailor in Abi Adi and his little shop occupies a … Continue reading

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The Question of the Missing Bed Net

One of the hardest things about telling people about malaria in Abi Adi is the follow through.  I tell people to use a bed net, every night, all the time, even in the dry season, yet if someone actually wants … Continue reading

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The Countryside of Kola Tembien

Lately I’ve been running almost every morning in Abi Adi.  Then on the weekends I like to extend these runs into adventures out into the countryside surrounding Abi Adi.  I’ll set out early in the morning to hike around for … Continue reading

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Full Moon on a Dark Night

Recently I returned from Mekele and had a pretty unpleasant experience along the way.  I’ve left names out of this account since it’s a bit sensitive.  Sorry if that makes it confusing.   I arrived at the Mekele bus station … Continue reading

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Meskel: Burning the Cross

Every year on September 27th, Orthodox Christians in Abi Adi burn a wooden cross to celebrate the finding of Jesus’ true cross.  Rumor has it that the Empress Helena found the cross upon which Jesus was crucified on this day … Continue reading

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