Tag Archives: Ethiopia

When life gives you lemons

There’s no substitute for fresh lemons. Where I grew up in California we always had a lemon tree in the yard.  After I moved to Oregon, we ended every visit to my in-laws in LA by loading the station wagon … Continue reading

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Today is Meskel, one of the most important holidays on the Ethiopian calendar. There are public and church festivals throughout the country today.  The elementary students prepared all through September for yesterday’s celebration at the school .  Meskel is a … Continue reading

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King of the roads

Every driver in America has a DMV horror story.  Next time you finally get to the counter after standing in line for an hour, only to have the window slammed shut in your face, think of us in Ethiopia. Here … Continue reading

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