Beware the vultures

Toward the end of our stay in Ikland, a young Ik man - we'll call him 'J' - came to visit us. As was his way, he failed to come when I had asked him to and instead showed up on his own timetable, at an hour that I found quite inconvenient. Our mismatched schedules …

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Trained killers

March 29, 2015, at a restaurant in Entebbe, Uganda: A couple of groups of American special operations soldiers came in for lunch. Once again I had that sense of fierce admiration and envy. Trying to understand why that is, I'm thinking that I crave a close brotherhood (and sisterhood) of gifted individuals, united in a …

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Work in joy

January 20, 2015: Amber and I have decided we will leave Wycliffe in 2017...That is also when our current work permits will expire. I know the temptation to go back on this decision will be very strong [it wasn't, though!]. We will fear leaving financial stability, organizational support, and reputation. People - wise people - …

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