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Learning to Count

A bright young girl in Uduru Lutheran Parish’s preschool shows the teacher she can count to 100.  Located near Moshi, Tanzania, this typical preschool relies on the church, volunteers and donations to prepare their youngsters for primary school. The four year … Continue reading

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Hungry Heron

The heron ignored me, walked right past me in hungry pursuit of  a meal.  His quick pace and steady glare told me he was more interested in filling his belly than worrying about me. I just happened to be in … Continue reading

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September First

September First is a very important and celebrated day in Estonia — the first day of school. Flower shops lining the old cobblestone streets of Tallinn are very busy.  Every child, from preschool age through high school, was carrying a … Continue reading

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Fern Spring

Along Southside Drive that carries 90% of vehicle traffic through Yosemite Valley is a turnout for about four cars.  The sign for Fern Spring is small, like it was meant for hikers more than car/bus passengers, but it provides a … Continue reading

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Plague Tower

The Black Death, bubonic plague, swept across Europe several times beginning in the 14th century.  The Great Plague of Vienna in the late 1600’s was especially devastating. People were so fearful of the plague that they prayed the disease would pass … Continue reading

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Serengeti Stand Off

I was in Serengeti National Park in northern Tanzania, perched on top of a high bank watching a hippo pool below.  The small river flowed toward me straight out of the northern horizon, made a left turn at my feet and headed … Continue reading

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Cliff Palace

Cliff Palace is the largest cliff dwelling in North America.  The floor is 100′ below the cliff’s rim above.  The circular tower on the right is over four stories tall.  To get a better sense of the scale, there are … Continue reading

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