Today, after multiple failed attempts, we got our 4 wheeler into Menya. Today also, I was spending the morning with Lipson, one of my language teachers (who is also one of my top two favorite Menyans so far.) So Lipson was with me at the airstrip. Once I had reassembled the parts of the…
This is my first first-hand account of cannibalism in PNG.
Today this guy, Reuben, came to see me. He started off telling me that he has a “worry” that is really concerning him. He wants to live a good life and wants his family to be happy. Do I have any advice I can give him, he asked. He wants some “spiritual” help, he…
Christmas Morning in Pictures
The past two weekends we have taken excursions to play in the water. Last week we walked (about five minutes) to this small creek where laundry and baby bathing was under way before we arrived (and continued while we were there.) Today we went down to the big river (about ten minutes in another…
This is one of our first steps in acquiring the Menyan language.
There are plenty of people willing to work–are we hiring the right ones?
Huge snail and caterpillar
Eating with the Locals
Blurring the line between pests and pest-control