Category Archives: Lost in Translation

My Starfish Story

As I walked home from work a couple of days ago, I saw a dog dragging itself across the cobblestone streets – bloody legs, its ribs poking out, shallow breaths.  Living in a developing country requires you to get somewhat … Continue reading

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Lost in translation

I saw it in Belize, and now I see it in Cape Verde.  Kids, 4-year-olds, watching American shows and imitating what they see.  Pick up a magazine; turn on your television; read the newspaper – think about the images and … Continue reading

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It Takes Root

I haven’t blogged in a few weeks because I wasn’t sure what to say, or how to say it.  I wasn’t sure if I even wanted to say it.  However, it’s a part of my reality, of living in a … Continue reading

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Kissed by the Sun

Last weekend I got sunburnt.  And by burnt, I mean toasted – tomato red.  I guess you could say I was prepping for Valentine’s Day.  It was cloudy, so I escaped to the pool to enjoy a day free from … Continue reading

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IMAGine

When people ask me about my experience here, my first reaction is: “Where do I start?How do I begin to tell you about this crazy, beautiful, frustrating, heartwarming place I call home?”  I’ve tried to relay a small part of … Continue reading

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Invaded

In Cape Verde, personal space is nonexistent, unheard of — it’s outright rude. I never thought I would say this, but they are on to something. Without untouchable territories, intimacy is nurtured, along with an immediate sense of belonging that … Continue reading

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The Receiving End

I always thought life was about giving — about contribution, about an unselfish commitment to others. If you asked me six months ago, I would have said that I believed in giving, wholeheartedly. Now, I’m not so sure that giving … Continue reading

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