Markets and Looking Forward to new Visitors!!

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Market is something I really enjoy here in Africa, Nigeria. It is mind-boggling and intimidating to a newcomer, for sure, to put it mildly!
It took me months to relax enough to enjoy them when I was here for the first time in 2008. The people here can be quite loud, calling from every angle for ‘mbakara....

Palm Trees and Fruits of the Land

Written by: The Bridge on Saturday, April 14th, 2018

Palm Trees and Fruits of the Land

As I mentioned previously, the palm trees are amazing. Not only beautiful but every part is useful. At first they all look alike, then after a few weeks I am able to distinguish between fruit palm, coconut palm and palmwine ....

Glusting for Cool Weather!

Written by: The Bridge on Friday, April 6th, 2018

"Glusting" for Cool Weather!


Hello, all you Canadians enjoying such nice, cold weather back home! We are profoundly jealous of said weather; how nice to be able to snuggle into a warm winter jacket and run to the kitchen, boots crunching on snow and nose nicely bi....

Africa Again!

Written by: The Bridge on Wednesday, April 4th, 2018

Greetings to everybody back home, from the warm and welcoming Land of Africa!

Paul Vetter, Clara Basel, Chris and myself have been in Palmgrove community for over a week now. It was such a joy to see familiar faces again, after 10 years! The last time I was here was in 2008. Now of course everybody is ....

There are None so Blind…

Written by: Linda Maendel on Thursday, October 19th, 2017

“Your only option is a corneal transplant,” the ophthalmologist stated matter-of-factly.” Although I’d known for years it could one day come to that, I needed time for the reality of having a part of my eye replaced with donor tissue, to sink in.

For years contact lenses provided me with the good vision I lost due to keratoconus, an eye condition in which the normally dome-shaped cornea progressively thins, causing a cone-like bulge to develop.  I’m not sure what caused this disorder, but it could have happened wh....