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Salathiel is my boss’ driver. I may have mentioned him in a post or two, but if I haven’t, I really like him. He is in his 50s and is a very kind, soft-spoken man with an infectious smile. He gives off the impression that he would never hurt a fly.And he wouldn’t, as he’s […]

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I’ve spoken a few times about my neighbor, Lance. I wanted to dedicate an entire blog entry to him because he has told me so many stories about life in Zimbabwe. It’s really been quite a truthful, shocking gaze into the life of a white Zimbabwean farmer. I held off writing until now because I […]

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A man from the Netherlands had been staying at my hotel ever since my arrival. He is here doing “research” on street children, who are certainly plentiful in the touristy-Thamel area of Kathmandu. I would often see this man eating breakfast with various young Nepali children, so one day I asked him if this was […]

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Out of everyone in the house he’s the one who’s most frequently absent. He has a very important position with a company that provides internet connection to most people in Pokhara. Because of his position, he doesn’t really have any days off – he is always on call, even on weekends, and so often disappears […]

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