Travel

August 22, 2012

The Two-Hour Lunch

The Two-Hour Lunch In the United States, lunch is often a hurried trip to the vending machine, or the company cafeteria, or from a sack […]
August 20, 2012

Winter in Natal

I do not like winter!  I don’t like waking up on a January morning when the temperature is below zero and six inches of snow […]
July 24, 2012

Making Your Space Count

In the neighborhood where we work, residents do not have much space for a yard. The churchyard is about 4 feet by 20 feet and […]
July 17, 2012

Round It Off!

In Brazil you don’t have to worry about getting too many pennies in your purse or pocket. There are no cent coins.  Everyone rounds off to […]
July 15, 2012

Thumbs Up!

I speak no Portuguese, and English is not a common language here in Natal, Brazil. But after much trial and error, I have found that […]
June 29, 2012

Let’s Have a Bonfire!

I always thought of bonfires as a way to celebrate an important victory in sports or as a campfire for roasting hot dogs and making […]
June 27, 2012

Check Your Attitude

One of the keys to effective communication is to exude a positive attitude as you deal with people. That is not always easy. You burn […]
June 25, 2012

Eating and Greeting: Living in Natal

As we continue our mission project in Natal, Brazil, I’m reminded of the power of the nonverbal.  Since I don’t know Portuguese, and many of […]