Tag Archives: Music

Gratitude: Bushfire

This past week was a whirlwind. I hardly remember what happened before Bushfire, eSwatini’s incredible music festival. Before Bushfire, I spent three lessons at school preparing for a debate. My students chose an incredibly difficult topic that I believe they … Continue reading

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A moment in my life: Dancing denials

So many entertaining things happen in my life in Swaziland. These are the moments I will want to remember because they make me laugh, and they show insight into my daily routine. These moments are often hard to photograph and … Continue reading

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Tips for attending Bushfire

In less than two weeks Swaziland’s famous music festival Bushfire will open its doors for a weekend of international music. Last year I wrote about some of Swaziland’s best places to visit in conjunction with attending the festival; now I … Continue reading

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Saturday gratitude: All the feels from GLOW camp

Another week and another visitor came to kaHloniphile (my house). My friend Sam spent Sunday night here to have an easy trek the following day to GLOW camp. This was my week at camp to do M+E. I wasn’t totally … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Sands

I bought a ticket to the Bushfire music festival in Swaziland only because Sands was performing. I was convinced I would not have a good time, but I had been trying to see Sands since his hit song Tigi hit … Continue reading

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Saturday Spotlight on Ohio: Dave Grohl Alley

When I first started this blog I posted about places in Ohio I would like to visit. I have visited some of them since then, but there are still many places on my list. Now as my time here is … Continue reading

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Music makes people happy

By the reactions of the women in the crowd, you would have thought that Elvis was in the building. He was, save for the fact that the Elvis these 50-, 60- and 70-year-old women were fawning over was, of course, … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Garden gnomes at Mirabell Gardens

When visiting Salzburg, these garden gnomes are an oddity you can’t miss. Some are made to resemble someone, like Napoleon, and some are missing. There’s at least two separated from the group in a yard on Giselakai on the east … Continue reading

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Celebrating the new year in Salzburg

Growing up, celebrating the holidays at home was important. The one year we didn’t spend at home is one we’ll all remember because of all the things that were out of the ordinary, like having to eat mashed potatoes without … Continue reading

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The Top 5: Travel theme songs

When I travel, I like to pick a song as that trip’s theme song. Almost always it is a song that has a connection to the place I am visiting (rather than something like “Country Roads Take Me Home”), and … Continue reading

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