This Birthday Girl is Going Back to Kenya

On the eve of my 51st birthday I booked our family on a trip to Kenya, where I turned 21 in 1987. A country in which, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I learned far more than I taught. If you want to know just how much bigger the world is than you, then go to Africa. Because even…

The Octopus Club

What follows is the first chapter in my new book, “FIND YOURSELF HERE.“ You can’t get much further from a sleepy little beach town on the Gulf Coast of Florida than a remote village in the Western part of an East African country. But I found my way there, courtesy of the U.S. Peace Corps….