1. South Africa Peanuts, Sugar Beans, and Fried Mopane Worms for Sale

      Peanuts, sugar beans, and fried Mopane (Mopani) worms for sale at the monthly market in the village.  Mopane worms are not actually worms at all, they're caterpillars.  Mopane worms are a local delicacy and are sometimes fried and other times boiled. People eat them here like potato chips or popcorn.  

  2. South Africa Chicken Truck

    Chicken truck on market day... Once a month our village has a pensioners' market.  Everything from house-hold goods, fruits and vegetables, live chickens, clothes, and plastic buckets are sold at the market.

  3. South Africa Communication is Dead

        "The single biggest problem with communication is the illusion that it has taken place." ~George Bernard Shaw   A few weeks ago, Woody went to into our host mom's house to “top up” electricity on our meter box. The conversation that proceeded went a bit like the old vaudeville joke by Abbott and Costello “Who's on First?” Here is the conversation that occurred between Woody and our host mom:   Host mom: Do you have film? “Ni vone kamareni” I saw it in the bedroom. Woody: “U lav...

  4. Honduras A Stove for Andrea

    The merciless Honduran sun makes it impossible to open my eyes further than a squint. Attempting to give my eyes a break from sun, I turn my head. A gust of wind filled with sand, dirt, and dust makes sure my eyelids don’t budge. The small gap between the top and bottom of my eyelids allow me to see the rural aldea (town) gradually getting closer as we make our way up the mountain. Ah, my legs are thankful we’ve made it. I immediately forget about the tiresome trek when we’re greeted by...

  5. Honduras A Stove for Andrea

    The merciless Honduran sun makes it impossible to open my eyes further than a squint.  Attempting to give my eyes a break from sun, I turn my head.  A gust of wind filled with sand, dirt, and dust makes sure my eyelids don’t budge.  The small gap between the top and bottom of my eyelids allow me to see the rural aldea (town) gradually getting closer as we make our way up the mountain.     Ah, my legs are thankful we’ve made it.  I immediately forget about the tiresome trek when we’re greeted...

  6. Peru making ceramics - the ancient way

    The ceramic artisans of Piura, Peru produce fine pieces of ceramic using the ancient techniques of the pre-Incan Vicús culture.  The first step is to knead the clay from the river beds.     In this pictures I'm learning to do just that, using the tradition tools to knead the clay: your feet.

  7. Guatemala This Little Piggy...

    For Christmas my family decided to slaughter their pig. They got the pig as a tiny piglet just as I moved in so I have watched it grow and fatten over the past few months. A pig for Christmas is very special for them... Last night they told me they would be inviting the entire family over early in the morning to begin cooking and preparing to make tamales. While I couldn't help but feel for the doomed porker, I remained as culturally objective as possible on the matter and crawled into bed....

  8. Guatemala Elian's Marbles

    Elian places his marble...

  9. Guatemala Marbles

    Boys playing marbles.

  10. Guatemala Subanik Face

    Subanik is a traditional dish of the region. It is a tomato-based stew made with chicken, beef, and sometimes pork. Here, Juan José sports this culinary tradition on his face.

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“Sunset at the Railroad” by PCV Nicholas Baylor Hall. Namibia, 2011.