Our hunt for hidden treasure and a pearl of great price

We kept up the parable adventure with two more: the parables of the hidden treasure and the pearl. (You can read about our initial parable adventures at We’re going on a parable hunt.) First, we read the parable of the hidden treasure. It is short and sweet: “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it … Continue reading Our hunt for hidden treasure and a pearl of great price

Come on and ride this wave with us

  My husband and I began this blog 30 months ago. We were gung-ho. We felt guilty for posting less than three times a week. No, maybe four. Or five. We had an unhealthy fascination with our stats page. Actually, when I think of some of our blogging highlights — many came from those early months. Like, “No Kidnappings Allowed,” “The Shot Heard Round the Metro” or “To market to market … Continue reading Come on and ride this wave with us

Shaking hands Central Asian style

In addition to the required “Hello,” Central Asian men shake hands the first time they see each other in the day. When man enters a room, he goes around and shakes hands with each man present. The strength of the Central Asian handshake differs from the traditional “firm” American handshake. Men may grasp your hand lightly rather than giving it a firm squeeze. This is … Continue reading Shaking hands Central Asian style