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Christmas Cottage

January 03, 2014
I make the cottage as the day is fading and drive past it to Bernie’s house to pick up keys. Brian has plowed the first fifteen feet of the laneway so I will have somepla...
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Dec. 13, 2013: It rains in Cairo

December 13, 2013
Friday, Dec. 13 Part 1: For the first time since anyone can remember it has snowed in the higher elevations around Cairo. In my neighborhood it only hailed, Maadi bei...
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Ethiopia Day 4: Lake Tana and the ride back to Gondar.

September 28, 2013
Ethiopia Day 4: Lake Tana and the Monasteries In Bahir Dar I board a boat with Josef for a tour of monasteries on islands and a distant peninsula in Lake Tana. Christi...
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Ethiopia Day 3: The Road to Bahir Dar

September 27, 2013
Ethiopia Day 3: The Road to Bahir Dar I will drive this way twice, since the flights are full. I’m glad they are. At the civilized hour of 0800 Ganano fetches me an...
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Ethiopia Day 2: Gondar

September 27, 2013
Ethiopia Day 2 At 0430 I’m picked up and taken to the airport for my flight to Gondar, an old city in the North of the country. Flights are cheap here and over the nex...
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Ethiopia Day 1

September 13, 2013
The situation in Egypt has us delaying the school year. We teachers end up working despite no students, but end up with almost a week off, before the kids start on Septem...
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Lanterns and the tire man

July 20, 2013
Seven thirty and it’s already dark, time to go looking for Ramadan decorations to photograph. This evening is hotter than previous nights; there is no breeze. This will k...
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The Morning After

July 04, 2013
Forgive me this one time for writing something that may sound a bit political. I don't usually express my views, but this morning is special. The Morning After. Quiet i...
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Details: Eggs

June 21, 2013
Eggs Growing up in North America we all, except those of us who raise our own, know that you buy eggs in the refrigerated section of a supermarket. They are offered ne...
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The One Cool and Quiet Time

June 15, 2013
The One Cool and Quiet Time I don’t usually get up early on the weekends since I’m up at 5 during the week to catch the early bus to school. But, with it being so hot,...
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