Monthly Archives: November 2010

Everything is Different. And Difficult…

After much thought, David and I have agreed that the only title for this blog is the above. It is so totally different here in Timor Leste, we can hardly begin to describe it all and regarding the difficulties, we … Continue reading

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Lamentations and Jubilations

The subject line overstates the case, but only a little because our adjustment to the purportedly poorest country in Asia has been a struggle. To give you a glimpse, here is a less than exhaustive list of observations. Carry-on luggage … Continue reading

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First Introductions

We are now five days into our new life in Timor-Leste.  Sr. Aurora and Sr. Guilhermina have taken us in hand and have begun the necessary introductions to this new world. Yesterday was one of the most impressive and helpful introductions. … Continue reading

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Arrivederci, Roma

“Our bags are packed we’re ready to go…” Isn’t that a Peter, Paul and Mary song?  It may be a paraphrase, but it does describe the reality for us on our last night in this most amazing of cities.  Are we … Continue reading

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Doing Jerusalem

We are in Jerusalem, visiting Mark and Naomi before we leave next Sunday for TL. This is not one of those organized tours that I confess to occasionally envying because everything is arranged for you. In the past we’ve even considered using … Continue reading

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