Prognosis: Witchcraft

I have a friend (pictured above) who comes by our fence pretty regularly to sell me avocados and bananas. The other day when she stopped by she told me that her husband was very sick.  His throat was swollen and he couldn’t eat or sleep. She went on to tell me that they had thought…

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…