Weekend in Ha Noi

Saturday morning we headed north with Mr. Bruce, another foreign teacher here at Hong Duc (though not for […]

through his eyes

Thanks to our good friend, Keith, my son has a wonderful little digital camera that he uses all […]


Part of the requirements for graduating with my bachelor’s degree includes two years of a foreign language. Portland […]

Cultural Exchange

It isn’t very often that, as a white American, we get to feel out of our element, but […]

World Refugee Day

Today is World Refugee Day. There are more than 9 million children living their lives as refugees. As […]

Affection for the Unknown

I drove back to Portland on Wednesday after a brief sojourn into the wilderness of Central Oregon. Okay, […]