False Advertising

In African homes all is not as it seems. Recently on twitter #inanafricanhome was trending, and one common experience people shared was the disappointment of the unfulfilled. An example that really hit home was an experience I was familiar with: Sometimes I would crave ice-cream and  go to the freezer and find a tub of Wall’sContinue reading “False Advertising”

Failed Errands

Thursday begins the weekend in the seminary (we typically have no scheduled classes on Friday!) Although this is only the first week of Spring Semester, I am already feeling the weight slowly increasing as each class gives out their 15 page syllabi. This semester will only be conquered through prayer. That of course opens upContinue reading “Failed Errands”

Self Enemy

I am currently studying for a Hebrew Qualifying Exam so that I don’t have to take the class. It’s tough going. I have to review, vocab, nouns, verbs, syntax, morphology. So sometimes I just don’t do it. Instead I blog (“,) tweet, read, eat, anything but Hebrew. Of course it is an 800-pound gorilla inContinue reading “Self Enemy”

Bone Collectors

I spent hours on the phone, skype, tango, viber, vtok, gmail sending messages and speaking with people. I spoke to my aunt all the way in Ghana and struggled through the Twi  New Year’s Greeting. Afehyia Pa! ( this means “good year”) and the response is Afe nko mbo to hyen (this basically means “may this yearContinue reading “Bone Collectors”