Defining Moments

Joy: Full-bodied, full-spirited wrestling on a grassy knoll overlooking the beach. Laying on your back panting at the sky after agreeing to a draw. Noticing your shorts are completely dirty because, well, you played in the dirt. Simplicity: Standing naked with a bucket of water. Helplessness: Knowing nothing you do will make the sick, softly crying baby feel better in…

To FOMO on a shooting star.

On a particularly clear night, Daniella and I decided to do some star-gazing. I had earlier identified the perfect spot: the roof of a partially constructed two-storey building (I trust all the weight bearing parts were in place…). On the walk there I sarcastically wondered out loud if there were any new deep insights to…

On Slavery and Broken Promises

On Sunday we visited a slave castle in a nearby town, El Mina slave castle. It is a fascinating structure: the oldest European building below the Sahara, housing the first Christian chapel in Africa outside of Ethiopia. It was initially used as a trading post (Ghana was once known as the Gold Coast), and later…

A violent, Ghanaian rainstorm.

Writers and Rememberers

I was woken up in the middle of the night by the most violent rainstorm of my life. I tried to take a picture and it was one of the many moments where my camera simply will not suffice. I realized in the most exciting. “I never want to forget this” moments of my life,…

The Briefing

Hello friends, family, and internet creepers; welcome to my new blog! This will start out as a travel blog, since I just landed in Ghana (and if you didn’t already know that you probably fall into the 3rd group). Let’s establish some basic information: How’d I swing an internship in Ghana? I found a random…