Author Archive for Adey Abeba

Sama’s abuse to great use 49 Comments

Sama aka nettle was used as a weapon of choice for disciplining kids in some areas back home.  It grew everywhere back home and I would think it is for the most part considered a useless weed until a child misbehaves and the parent goes out looking for it. Sometimes the mischievous child who got [...]

No Mesgana Singers 13 Comments

My friend ‘wiki’ defines gratitude, appreciation, or thankfulness as a positive emotion or attitude in acknowledgment of a benefit that one has received or will receive. After having lived in the US for years being expected to say ‘thank you’ at every turn, experiencing the celebration of the commercialized Mother’s day, Father’s day, and Valentine’s [...]

Starsucks to Xfam 31 Comments

"Simply say a small prayer for the person who sent you this; Father, God bless this person in whatever it is that you know he or she may need this day!’ Then send it on to ten other people! Within hours ten people have prayed for you, and you caused a multitude of people to pray [...]

Home for Millennium? 415 Comments

I get asked if I am coming home for the Millennium from friends in Ethiopia and here.  Someone in our Bernos family also asked.  I had to cancel my trip because Sheraton is booked during my 3 weeks vacation there.  'Keld' aside, when I got pix of the Gotera Bypass Bridge (night view) plan last week, my [...]

Woy Wrap 69 Comments

I have been getting clips of different kinds of music lately.  When I click on one it would lead to another and another. The dances and rhythms are very familiar and similar. Some clips from East Africa to Middle East to South America to Scandnavian to France and to Asia follwed by a return trip [...]