July 06, 2011

Hands and Heart

I don't know how many people believe it, but most people know that saying about how when you look into someone's eyes you can see their soul. In Burkina, I think you can look at someone's hands and see their heart.

July 02, 2011

Questions from the 8th grade

OK, so I promise that later I will actually post a real blog post, but for now I've been working on this. I partnered with a teacher at Franklin middle school (where my mom teaches) to talk to some American kids about what I'm doing and about Burkina. These are the questions they sent me and my answers. I still have a few left to answer, but my friend needs her computer back and I figured I'd post what I've got. The responses in black and the honest but middle-school appropriate (I hope!) answers and the green is my other commentary on the answer (often a bit more jaded). Take them both as you will and hopefully you'll learn a little more about my life too! Thanks to Ms. Maeda and her class and I promise that even though school is out... I'm still trying!