Category Archives: wanderlust

Umrah – Mecca, two years ago

It has been about 2 years since I was in Mecca for Umrah, one very short weekend.  We flew out on a Thursday evening and were back in Riyadh on Saturday evening. I found myself thinking of my own time … Continue reading

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In the footsteps of Alexander the Great – Taxila

I’m in Islamabad for a couple of days vacation, before moving on for some work related travel around Dhaka, Bangladesh.  This trip had been in planning for months, so I’m not sure why logistics and such were so last minute … Continue reading

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Over the Mountains

Over Snoqualmie Pass, to Mesa, WA for Thanksgiving.

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Africa calling . . .

And the phone call in the middle of the night is from . . . Sierra Leone! For the past 5 years I have worked as an independent international development consultant.  That ‘definition’ isn’t terribly descriptive, but after working for … Continue reading

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Washington DC Inspiration

I’ve been in Washington, DC a few days for work.  It is rather different after nearly 13 years of living in the suburbs of DC (first Maryland and then Virginia) to be staying right downtown, walking distance to so much. … Continue reading

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Half the Sky – a PBS special

I’m going to do a post about what I actually do for a living; BUT this isn’t that post.  In the broadest sense I work in the field of international development.  I have had the pleasure of traveling and working … Continue reading

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Orphan elephants

My last weekend of the recent 4-week work trip around Africa a friend and her sons took me to see orphan elephants at the David Sheldrick Wildlife Trust.  They had recently sponsored the smallest of the elephants (though not the … Continue reading

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