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A Christmas Well Traveled

A Christmas Well Traveled

Now that our careers in the Foreign Service are over, we relive Christmas memories through our decorations. Unable to fly home at Christmas, we enjoyed Christmas around the world. Turns out, Santa Claus has several different names. In the Czech Republic, St. Nicholaus...
How To Save The Pygmies

How To Save The Pygmies

A group of missionaries in the Congo was collecting money to translate the Bible into a tribal language for Efe pygmies. I could not donate until I traveled to the Ituri National Forest to evaluate the situation for myself. Turns out, the gentle Efe are already good...
Never Run from a Gorilla

Never Run from a Gorilla

Dianne Fossey risked her life to save the mountain gorillas from poachers. But someone got to her. And her loss was huge for the preservation effort. According to The Guardian, between her death and May, 2012, over 130 park rangers have been killed. Of course, I...