Attending the Marine Ball in Ghana on a Dime — or a $10 Bill

A few weeks after I arrived in Ghana, I got word that the Marine Ball was coming up. When my family heard that I was moving to Ghana, my aunt, who is married to a Marine and has lived with him and their family all over the world, told me that if, while I was … Continue reading Attending the Marine Ball in Ghana on a Dime — or a $10 Bill

Goodbye, Ghana — You Were Good to Me, But My Heart Is Back in Texas

After nearly two months in Accra, Ghana, I decided to return to Austin, TX. I arrived in Dallas last week and drive into Austin tomorrow to move in with a good friend and start the next chapter of my little life from back where I left off in October. My experience in West Africa was … Continue reading Goodbye, Ghana — You Were Good to Me, But My Heart Is Back in Texas