• memory

    lenten journal: soundtrack

    by  • March 9, 2016 • lenten journal, memory, music • 2 Comments

    When I was in elementary school and the first part of junior high, we lived in Lusaka, Zambia. One of my clearest memories is of our Sunday after-church ritual: we would come home and have lunch, and then Dad would wash the dishes and Miller and I would dry them. While we worked, we...

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    fifty years of freedom

    by  • October 24, 2014 • gratitude, hope, memory, zambia • 4 Comments

    Fifty years ago today, I stood with a stadium filled with excited people to observe the birth of a new nation: Northern Rhodesia, a British colony, became Zambia, a free country. We had practiced the new national anthem for months in school, learned about the new currency. We were ready. We actually gathered in...

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