Archive for July 7th, 2011

A “Good” Trip (2011-7-7)

What follows is my first newlsetter article after returning to the U.S. “Did you have a good trip to Africa?” It’s a straightforward question and one sincerely asked.  So why is it so difficult for me to answer? Maybe it’s because we may not mean the same thing by “good.”  Normally, when someone asks if […]

American Again (2011-7-7)

We’re back.  The return trip was not easy, but it got us home.  The hardest leg of the flight was not the 17-hour flight from Addis Ababa, Ethiopia to Washington, D.C., but the 1-hour flight from D.C. to Columbia.  It came after a two-hour delay for repairing the aircraft, which did not exactly inspire confidence.  Then […]