Children of a family currently in the resettlement process and headed for the USA. They are beginning to learn english. Their father was submitted for resettlement as a survivor of violence and torture.
       
     
  Lalibela is one of Ethiopia's holiest places, home to the amazing World Heritage Site of monolithic, rock-hewn churches dating back to the 12th c. Its an extraordinary spiritual and beautiful experience to see pilgrims and worshipers praying in these sacred churches.    
       
     
   
  
 
  
    
  
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       An Adventure With A Cause:        PhotoPhilanthropy with Landesa in India     I like this guidance:  “ Never turn down an adventure without a good reason.”    
       
     
   
  
 
  
    
  
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     Our story line can change quickly, when we want it to. One day I’m in Boston at a boathouse on the Charles, learning to row, but mainly lying on the gray slats of the sauna-warm dock. My neighbors are the turtles basking similarly on the low-slung branches along the banks of the river; half in, half out. 12 hours later I’m in Frankfurt; 24 hours later I’m in Ethiopia digging deep for sketchy knowledge of Haile Selassie and the bones of Lucy. My malaria meds challenge my jet-lagged recall even more, giving me hazy dreams of Queen Sheba and swirling reggae music. I now find myself basking in the heat of the Omo Valley next to startlingly exotic lip-plated women, as curious about me as I am about them, and I feel half in, half out. Africa is familiar to me, but I’ve not been to this edge before.
       
     
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  The Water Seller, Jalousie Neighborhood
       
     
   
  
 
  
    
  
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      Suddenly you are ripped into the experience of being alive.       Life is pain; life is suffering; life is horror,       but by God you are alive and it is spectacular !  -Joseph Campbell