A Curmudgeon Back Home

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A Curmudgeon Back Home
Enthusiastically jaded observations and occasional rants by an expatriate.
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  • How Bazaar, or Doing the Diplomatic Do 3 days ago A parade of national flags in front of the Sheraton Addis. It's hard to make out in the photo, but the flags of South Korea and North Korea are right next to each otherA blog title so clever (if I say so myself) that I had to use it twice. This Saturday was the 30th edition of one of the most...
  • And then we were three again 1 week ago Amber contemplates life, universe and the meaning of it all...She's back! After exactly one month in Taiwan seeing her family and friends, Shu-E has returned "home". I left the house at six o'clock this morning to meet her at the airport. No heartwarming homecoming shots, but I did take this...
  • It's Axumatic, or the Greatest Empire You've Never Heard Of 2 weeks ago My daughter is tall for her age but she's dwarfed by the Giant SteleAmber and I have just returned from a two-night stay in Aksum (Axum) አክሱም, a small city of approximately 60,000 people, sitting at 2130 meters (6988 feet) above sea level, 1000 kilometers (620 miles) north of Addis Ababa...
  • A post about nothing 3 weeks ago Lion of Judah monumentThings have been quiet on the domestic front, both on a national level and on a more local, er, domestic level. At the end of last month violent clashes broke out in several regions that resulted in the deaths of more than 80 people, but things appear to have calmed down for...
  • Getting cultured (and fed) 2 months ago That's entertainment, Ethiopian-styleIt's been taking some time getting used to Ethiopia again following our visit to Cape Town. Physically, I'm finding myself wheezing once more going up stairs after a week spent closer to sea level (even atop the 1085 meter/3558 foot Table Mountain we were still...

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Fredfong
09:30 AM January 27, 2015

excellent insight....

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