Travels with Charlie

Like Steinbeck’s novel “Travels with Charley”, our journey is unique: Some would say that we are well-travelled. 🙂 Aaron and I have been on six continents, and Mali five, we’ve had short, intense travels to countries near our own, and long draw-out adventures to multiple continents.  In all these journeys, we have never done any…

“Crazy Holland!”

  As intrepid travelers, our Moroccan journey has had a loose itinerary.   The fact that my mother-in-law Susan would be joining us part way through our three month sojourn and we’d be seeing the primary points of interest in the interior with her, we decided to start by making a wide circumnavigation around Morocco in…

Incongruent Mind-Set?!

Traveling in developing countries has always shaken my Western sensibilities in ways I never anticipated.  The last several weeks traveling through Morocco has provided a plethora of thought-provoking moments and impressions that are a kind of “stretching exercise” for the patterns in my brain that I think of as my mind-set. From the moment we…

Medieval Mania

The Middle Ages, the roughly thousand year period between the fall of the Roman Empire in the 5th Century AD and the beginnings of the Renaissance in the early 16th Century, have fired the imagination of children growing up in the West for some time.  It is the historical time of knights, castles, cathedrals, gargoyles,…