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University to display New Guinea artifacts Cal Lutheran collection was last exhibited in 1972

University to display New Guinea artifacts Cal Lutheran collection was last exhibited in 1972

Replenish Your Soul

Replenish Your Soul

By Brynne Betz I sat cross-legged on the grass. It was itchy in the way tropical grass always is. Was it uncomfortable with itself, generic too? Grass never seemed as happy in the heat as palm trees or orchids or gardenias did. Maybe their itch was their way of expressing themselves. But before I could […]

Peanut Butter Joy

Peanut Butter Joy

It was a resupply visit. To Tari. We were Peace Corps Volunteers. And hungry for familiar foods in one of the most remote areas of the world. Women sat cross-legged on the ground with small squares of cloth in front of them displaying their freshly unearthed peanuts, their passion fruit and avocado, their bananas and […]

In the Heart of Papua New Guinea

In the Heart of Papua New Guinea

By Brynne Betz The flat bed truck grumbled as it crawled up the mountainside. It knew the way well and wasn’t happy to be doing it all over again. Once a day was enough. More was cruel. Like an ornery old man it sputtered and hissed, stumbling on rocks the size of melons and creaking […]