Category Archives: Travel

Ebola Now Threatens Uganda

Eastern Congo is currently experiencing the 2nd worse Ebola outbreak in history.  Over 1,500 have died.  Fighting the epidemic is being hindered by lawless conditions in the area.  International health workers have been hesitant to work there because of unsafe … Continue reading

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Uganda Treats Refugees with Respect, So Why Can’t We?

According to Haydee Diaz, who works with Catholic Relief Services, Uganda has been successful in handling large numbers of refugees from the Congo (DRC) and South Sudan.  In an op-ed piece for the Washington Post, she bemoans the way the … Continue reading

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Moki Dugway Road and Muley Point Overlook

A 3-mile stretch of the Mexican Hat to Natural Bridges road (SR-261) is referred to as Moki Dugway.  It is a mostly unpaved and consists of a dramatic series of switchbacks which climb the cliffs which separate Valley of the … Continue reading

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Places to Visit and Things to Do in Southern Utah and Northern Arizona

Southern Utah and Northern Arizona have a wonderful places to visit including:  Monument Valley Tribal Park, Gooseneck State Park, Cedar Mesa, Valley of the Gods, Upper Antelope Canyon, Lake Powell, Rainbow Bridge National Monument, Navajo National Monument, and what’s left … Continue reading

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Ghanaian Trade Beads (Recycled Glass)

Earlier this week (April 2019), I visited a bead fabrication shop in Accra, Ghana.  It was a informative experience. Trade beads have a long history in the West African.  Ghanaian beads, for example, were once a form of national currency … Continue reading

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Installing Playground Equipment in the Accra, Ghana, Area

At the Accra airport, I was met by a friend of a friend, Paul G.  His family was nice enough to offer me board and room during my short stay in Ghana. Paul had selected 3 locations to install playgrounds … Continue reading

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Bidibidi: A New Concept for Refugee Settlement?

By Nina Strochlic (NG, April) Bidibidi, with a quarter million people living in many villages in northwestern Uganda, is the second largest refugee camp in the world, after the Rohingya camp in Bangladesh.  [To create the camp,] a forest was … Continue reading

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