I was back in the wood shop looking for a tape measure when I saw one of the spring horses waiting to be fixed, or waiting to replace a tired playground cousin. Oscar is our school’s full-time carpenter. I will have to take a picture of him at work. He does everything for us, and… Continue reading wood shop
These are my two favorite photos for the content. I spent a whole recess reading the manga these boys wrote and laughing with them. Honestly…all I can say is that I can’t wait for Monday so I can hunt down the Manga and read some more of it.
Mom is the BEST Kindergarten principal ever. The kids do such amazing art projects, and they have such great activities. They cook dishes, bake bread, plant flowers. And they are so adorable…
The school is probably one of my favorite things to take pictures of. I know it’s odd, but I prefer walking around and taking pictures when there are no kids, because I can wander and find the pretty angles, wait for the light to hit things right, and there is so much color I can… Continue reading the colorful school
(my spoof on The Hills Have Eyes, get it?) It’s a common practice in Congo to have a night watchman for your home or your property at night. One of our night watchmen is also an artist and sculptor and for a while he carved figures in tree stumps and trunks. This is one of… Continue reading tree creatures
I’m very proud of this school. My parents have been running private yet affordable quality schools for the past 15 years and they are run lovingly, built by hand and decorated with great style. It’s a pleasure to walk around in it, there’s attention to detail everywhere you look. When I first came through… Continue reading a picturesque school
For the first time in years, landing in Pointe-Noire this time, felt like coming home to stay. I knew almost from the moment I landed that I would pack up my life in Los Angeles and return to live here. Sometimes, when you’ve been in the desert long enough, that oasis blurring in the distance… Continue reading home