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On this momentous occasion when we observe the strength and inspiration of the peaceful transition of power in a democracy with the inauguration of Barack Obama for his second term as President, and we celebrate the life’s work of civil rights activist Martin Luther King, it is only fitting to share another guest post from Tracey Buckenmeyer. All three […]

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Recently, fellow Adventurers were introduced to Tracey Buckenmeyer in her initial guest post here, Tough Neighborhood. Tracey has made a career of helping refugees and displaced persons, working for the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees. She’s worked in many different countries, and currently is posted to Ethiopia. She’s returned to tell us a little […]

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A couple days ago I shared a bit about my own corner of the world, life on quiet little Ten Hovestraat, in This Little Straat of Mine. Today we’re going to head further south, all the way to Ethiopia, for a guest post from Tracey Buckenmeyer. I ‘cyber met’ Tracey through fellow expat and guest blogger, Gry Tina […]

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Today I’m excited to share that we have another guest post by the multi-talented Gry Tina Tinde. (Many of you will recall Tina’s first guest post, the wild and wacky adventures of A Ski Instructor to Die For.) Tina has spent a lifetime working around the globe for the betterment of the human condition. With […]

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As many of you fellow adventurers know, I like to write on a variety of topics. Often they will be about expat issues, or some aspect about living overseas. Other times they will be about human nature, personal challenges, self-improvement. Or perhaps about something going on in this global world we call home. Sometimes, as is the […]

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Today is World Refugee Day. According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR, the international refugee agency), there are 43.7 million displaced persons in the world. Forty four million, when you round up. Forty four million people who aren’t living in their homes because of war, violence, famine or other natural disasters. UNHCR was founded 60 […]

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