Monthly Archives: October 2011

Questions of Identity (just in time for Halloween)


Last week I ran into a woman I had gone to high school with.  While not necessarily that remarkable, it made me ponder the concept of identity.  In particular, two of her responses to our chance encounter got me thinking.  … Continue reading

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Curing Hiccups in Guatemala, or the Challenges of a Medical Mission


In a couple of weeks I’ll be heading to Guatemala for ten days.  No big deal for Abi, you say?  Well, this time it is a big deal – because this fourth trip to Guatemala will be unlike any of … Continue reading

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Liberty and Serendipity – A Tale of Mushrooms


Small white pillows were erupting from the earth, pushing their way up through the pine needles, rotting leaves and pungent moist earth.  Evidence of their battle to reach the open air was evident on their caps.  Bits of black soil … Continue reading

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