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Face Masks and Headscarves

We feel uncomfortable when someone hides their face from us. Hoodies and headscarves scare some people and now we have the virus-protector face masks to deal with. Do these articles of clothing represent an evil presence? Are the people underneath these coverings intent on something secretive, something harmful to us? Or are they following health […]

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Safety is Not a Promise or Birthright

            Afghanistan – Level 4: Do not travel. Travel to all areas of Afghanistan is unsafe because of critical levels of kidnappings, hostage taking, suicide bombings, widespread military combat operations, landmines, and terrorist and insurgent attacks, including attacks using vehicle-borne, magnetic, or other improvised explosive devices (IEDs), suicide vests, and […]

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When Hurricanes Hit and Sickness Strikes, Watch Your F-Words

The long-lasting impact of devastating storms and pandemic viruses will be felt in economic consequences and health-related concerns now and in the future. Lost homes, lost livelihoods, and lost dreams crashed into daily life for victims and survivors during the crisis and for years following, even when the sun and blue skies and physical health […]

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Achieving the Unexpected

I never set the goal to live in Afghanistan. I never set the goal to write a book. Now both of these non-goals have happened and I am really glad that I did not resist to the point of saying, “Absolutely not!” The book, about the seven years in Afghanistan is now published. Here is […]

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Kick Off Fall with Self-Improvement

Goodbye to lazy days of summer and vacation leisure. Hello to set schedules for kids and adults. Time for school and daily routines. Fall is here and September is coming to a close! Freshly sharpened pencils. New clothes and unscuffed shoes. Sports teams with unblemished records. Blank report cards ready to register best grades ever. […]

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