Category Archives: Friends

Claire and John’s Wedding

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It was awesome! It is for good reason that Scripture portays the culmination of human history as a wedding feast. Here is a gallery of images from Claire and John’s wedding.   Advertisements

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Mad dogs, Englishmen and Expats

None of the above have the sense to get out of the noon-day sun. On Saturday I completed my third “Dili walk” with a group of hearty, slightly insane, and interesting foreigners, mostly from downunder, who think that fun is … Continue reading

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Growing Pains or Worse?

I have been interested in development issues ever since high school. A huge book for me was The Ugly American. I went off to Northwestern University in 1968 with the idea of entering the Foreign Service. I was determined to … Continue reading

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A Room With a Loo

We’ve just returned from an overnight in Maubisse, the sweet spot of TL’s coffee area, still savoring the chill and the pleasure of sleeping under a blanket. Our adventure began when Katerina invited us to tag along with the Flying … Continue reading

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Friendship, The Great Consolation

Because we are members of such a smallish foreign community (malae in Tetun), friendships among this group are surprisingly easy gifts to acquire. While at home, I found it a slow process to cultivate a new friendship. Here, I simply … Continue reading

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Odds and Ends

A funny side note on the topic of Australian slang. We spent an enjoyable morning at the used clothing stores – Vinnie’s, Good Sam’s, and Salvos. Americans might think of them as St. Vincent de Paul, Good Samaritan, and Salvation Army! … Continue reading

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Kangaroos, Koalas and Quokkas

As you may well imagine, after the refreshments of Perth, the first few hours back in Dili were rather sobering, to say the least. Setting aside the impact of the return to the heat and thick layers of dust, we … Continue reading

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