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***…

Coffee Picking

The coffee beans are ripe in the highlands of Papua New Guinea and yesterday I went with Hoax and Margaret to their garden to pick some. In a couple of hours of leisurely picking mixed with conversation I picked a few hundred coffee beans to contribute to the cause. Considering that 7.8 million tons of…

Politics

It’s election time here in Papua New Guinea which means the candidates are out and about serving food and giving speeches. One candidate is planning to visit Hoax’s neighborhood so, in preparation, they built this grandstand. Election season in PNG brings with it a higher likelihood of violence (particularly in the cities) and, on top…