Wow! Africa. It is not a dark continent. It is not particularly scary. Or at least parts of it are not. It is cool. It is amazing. Why didn't I go there years ago? It would be really cool if the people there could get over their ethnic and religious hangups. I don't suppose colonial western nations and corporations and churches helped much in that regard. It is still cool. It is still amazing.
The Ovando School , our small rural elementary school that teaches kindergarten through eighth grades, has a pretty active cultural enrichment program. As a consequence, the kids get a wonderful chance to explore broader ideas. Their winter play was an outrageously good production, and our hats are off to the teachers, helpers, and everyone who contributed!