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Selling Tomatoes in Duékoué

At the junction of two dirt lanes in a small village in the Ivory Coast is a little girl selling tomatoes.  She sells tomatoes and other essential items from a stall made out of tree branches, planks of wood and corrugated tin.  The stall shows signs of repair and leans to the right.  When I … Read more

Understand the rules.  Then break them.

One of my passions is dancing West Coast Swing.   WCS is a partner dance with roots in Lindy Hop and those roots include the six-count basic, syncopated steps, and the complete and utter joy fanatics take in the dance.  Beyond these roots, the similarities end and what remains is evolution and growth.   Improvisation is the … Read more

Even Lady Gaga Must Practice

How odd it is for me to think that one of my new heroes is Lady Gaga.   I have always understood at an intellectual level that she is talented and have even been known to sing along with her more popular songs.  And there is always the joy that comes from watching as she pushes … Read more