Letting God Judge

I went to see Hoax the other day and found him splitting wood in order to make a fence around Ginalyn’s grave to keep pigs from rooting around in the loose ground. We talked for a while about the conclusion of the traditional customs surrounding death and as we talked, Hoax told me the family had discussed Ginalyn’s death and determined the cause. Here is the story…

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Reasons #1-10

Here are ten (unranked) things we will enjoy during our visit home to America. Square Footage. After eleven months, I feel like I can say definitively that the 540 square feet pictured above are not enough for our family of five. We look forward to having a little more breathing room in America. Chick-fil-A. Yum.…

Everett on the Tractor

Everett is really into his book, The Big Book of Things That Go, lately as evidenced by how many of the pages have been taped back together after being ripped. Because of this, his current favorite “words” are ‘truck’ and ‘tractor.’ Recently I took him up to the tractor that is owned and used here…

Ginalyn’s Burial

On Wednesday Ginalyn was buried in grave behind her house. Here are a few pictures from that day: Here are some family members from out of town sitting under a make-shift shelter of bamboo poles and a tarp waiting for the burial:   Here the coffin is being carried out of Hoax’s house:   These…

Campaigning

As I’ve mentioned before, it’s election time here in PNG. It’s a little different than America for a number of reasons (not even counting the recent power struggle between the two guys claiming to be the legitimate prime minister.) Here is another difference: Recently, when I walked out to Hoax’s house, I came upon a…

Ant Farm

This evening I picked up our Kindle for the first time in a few weeks after having read a couple of books printed on actual paper–I’m so retro, I know. Anyway, there was an ant crawling across the screen which isn’t unusual since all of our walls are infested with ants that are immune to…

Adjustments

  The picture above is of our strainer catching bugs from the flour. I mentioned this a few days ago on Facebook, but here I would like to provide a comprehensive list of the things we have consumed after removing the bugs. Flour Sugar Peanut Butter* Honey Raisins Corn Meal Water** Breakfast, lunch and dinner***…