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Highlights From The National Museum of Ghana

February 6, 2023

On our first full day in Ghana, we visited The National Museum of Ghana in Accra. While one recent visitor had complained in their guestbook about the exhibitions, we found the material and tour to be educational and worth the trip.

Ghana Time

February 3, 2023

Easing back into everyday life and acutely aware of how urgent everything feels. Do we need to hurry everywhere? Pack every moment full? I’m feeling a giant no about that.

On arrival day in Ghana we spotted a soon to be familiar sight: goats! There were goats everywhere. Our group was easily amused by any animal sighting.

Goats in Accra.

It was hot.

Another goat!

We piled into the Jesus van, ten of us plus luggage, with overflow luggage in a second car. Our cultural liaison and driver extrodinaire dodged potholes, missing road sections, motorbikes, and pedestrians. Those signs we have saying “Motorcycles are Everywhere,” don’t have it quite right for the US. We have not fully explored the Everywhere option. Bikes behind, ahead, passing on both sides both directions at once. We were immediately grateful none of us had to jump into driving!

Jesus Van
Jesus Van – exterior

Still getting to know each other, we spent time changing money, getting phone cards, and walking through the mall. Jet lagged and travel-weary, a quiet spell by the hotel pool under the moon was just right. Ghana adventures had begun!

Signs of Ghana – Exit

Going to Ghana

February 2, 2023

Almost a month ago, with the full moon in January, I started my trip to Ghana. The adventure was the last class for my MPH, a practicum experience with other students I’d only met via Zoom.

An in-flight tracker of the Delta flight from JFK in New York to Accra, Ghana. The airplane icon is visible just over the western edge of Senegal. The tracker shows three hours remaining of the flight (2290 kilometers or 1423 miles).
Delta Flight Tracker

Connectivity was challenging! Yesterday, I returned home and am, as one woman on the trip said, “bathing in wifi.”

The end of the practicum feels like the beginning of something new. What will it be?

An exterior view of Gate C3 at Kotoka International Airport in Accra, Ghana.
First view of Ghana.


January 6, 2023

Starting my journey today!

How much can we get done?

March 12, 2022

The smallest smallish bear is away for a bit. Her room became a temporary office while school was remote and she was staying at The Circus. What can we accomplish while she’s travelling?

Travel knitting

March 10, 2022

The very beginnings of a(nother) (gift knitting!) baby hat. Webinars, conference calls, all the waiting-knitting.

Fun at Work

March 8, 2022
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Blind date with a book bags

Small Stitches

March 7, 2022

Second sock, well into its second calendar year.

Pilgrim Journey

March 6, 2022


March 5, 2022

It must be time to make more quiche.