Judging Disadvantage

There’s an excellent book I recently finished reading, called “Mountains Beyond Mountains” by Tracy Kidder.  It’s a biographical account of Dr Paul Farmer, an American doctor who became involved with a poor community in Haiti during his medical training at Harvard.  Since then he has become a Professor at Harvard, a consultant at a Harvard … More Judging Disadvantage

Miscommunications Abound, as does Forgiveness

This title describes perfectly, the existence of living with another culture. Most people, it turns out, will forgive you for being human.  And nowhere is a person’s humanness so prominent, as during time spent with those from another culture. Misunderstandings abound, and only a minority of these misunderstandings relate to conflict.  Most of them are … More Miscommunications Abound, as does Forgiveness

My Adoptive Family

It’s ten years now, since I became involved with some local indigenous families.  The first four years of my life, I lived in Alice Springs and had contact with indigenous people, some of which I have vague memories of; and for about four years in the 1990s I worked with indigenous people in hospital settings.  But … More My Adoptive Family