Ephraim D. Muro

I met Ephraim D. Muro in early 2016 during a mission trip to Moshi, Tanzania.  Standing in line for a pot luck dinner at his church, he insisted that I go first, which then became a point of respectful disagreement.  Knowing how age was so respected in their culture, I was somewhat offended that he … Continue reading Ephraim D. Muro

September First

September First is a very important and celebrated day in Estonia -- the first day of school. Flower shops lining the old cobblestone streets of Tallinn are very busy.  Every child, from preschool age through high school, was carrying a flower or bouquet to their teacher. The students dress up and many are escorted to … Continue reading September First

Mr. No-It-All

Wise old owl.  Those eyes stare right through you, like he knows more about you then you do yourself.  He knows what you're thinking.  He's forgotten more than you will ever know. I've seen those eyes; they belong to my third grade teacher, she had a hook nose too.  She had fire-red hair and wore … Continue reading Mr. No-It-All