Monthly Archives: March 2011

Birthday Reflections

Today is my 59th birthday, I don’t feel any different than I did at 39, I am wonderously blessed and I know it. I have the three most amazing children, two fabulous daugthers-in-law and two beautiful grandsons whom I shall … Continue reading

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Working Out Our Differences

Not surprisingly, we spend a disproportionate amount of time thinking about culture and the way that it shapes our experiences. It is most apparent in the classroom. Timorese students are like students everywhere in some ways, but in other ways … Continue reading

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We’re expecting!

No, we are not Abraham and Sarah, but our family is continuing to grow. It is our distinct pleasure to announce the engagement of our daughter, Claire, to John Fyrqvist. The deed was done with (a) great flare on the … Continue reading

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Bali High, part two

We’ve returned from our junket to Bali. And we need to finish the story. Sister Edna and Nina picked us up Thursday morning. Admittedly, we were skeptical about this arrangement. Our flight back to Dili was 10:30 am  Friday, so why … Continue reading

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Gongs, grilled fish and getting away to Bali

We were required to leave the country for four days to get our long-term visa. With the collapse of a bridge on the coastal road to Indonesia, our plan was changed from driving to West Timor to flying to Bali.  … Continue reading

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