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Photo by George J. Tanber

Indigenous Slavery: Unspoken Reality, Lingering Impact

ACCRA, Ghana – As an American, you can’t visit Ghana without thinking about slavery because a significant perc...

Photo by George J. Tanber

The Old Man in the Village

WUTE, Ghana – The old man sits on the porch of a village house that once belonged to his mother. In three days...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Complicated Quest for Maiden West Africa Journey

ACCRA, Ghana – I walk out of the airport and into the city where, like many developing world capitals, you ins...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Activist Works Day – and Night – for Social Reform

SKOPJE, North Macedonia – I’m sitting in front of Vegen365Kitchen waiting for an 11 a.m. appointment with its...

Photo by Kozy

Warning! Showing me photos might cause harm to your cell phone

I was invited to a cocktail party the other night at the home of a friend named Bob. He’s also a contractor wh...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Macedonia vs Macedonia: A Dispute with No End

SKOPJE, North Macedonia – In the U.S., we have two Dakotas, two Carolinas and a pair of Virginias. Any issues...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Mayor Leads Village to Surprising Success

DEIR EL GHAZAL, Lebanon – Amid a collapsed banking system, corrupt and ineffective government and resulting na...

Bruna Koci [L] and Nikki Zeqiri

Young Albanians, Seeking Independence, Caught Between Old Ways - and the New

TIRANA, Albania – During the few nights I spent in this capital city I noticed the cafes and bars in my neighb...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Albanian Community Service
Activist Leads by Example

KRUJE, Albania – For the past several years I’ve served as a judge for a national service organization that aw...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Film Producer’s Work Helps
Ease Scars from Communist Era

TIRANA, Albania – To truly appreciate and understand freedom you either had to have fought for it or lived und...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Bonding at Breakfast with Tirana Hotelier

TIRANA, Albania – I’m eating breakfast at the City Hotel Tirana. A plain omelet, chunk of feta cheese, tasty l...

Photo by George J. Tanber

Teenaged Asylum-Seeker Returns Home to Forge Previously Unthinkable Career

TIRANA, Albania – In my 17th summer, I was preparing for my final year of high school and thinking about which...

Technology is everywhere, as you can see at this coffee shop in Tirana

Technology Enhances Travel, Diminishes Adventure

TIRANA, Albania – Last night, the White Sox beat the Yankees in a 9-8 thriller at the Dyersville, Iowa ballfie...

Long-Awaited Balkans Journey
Finally Achieved 47 Years Later

TIRANA, Albania – Do you have any idea how long I’ve waited to type that dateline? I’ll tell you....

Local Vaccine Center Impresses in its Operation

MAUMEE - Ohio -- When I arrived at the Lucas County [Ohio] Recreation Center on Feb. 17 at the pre-appointed t...

Seeking a Jerk Chicken Grill? See the Metal Man

PORT ANTONIO, Jamaica  – I first spot him when we are stuck in evening traffic on one of the main commercial s...

Golf, Poker, Cabin Experience Elevated by Wing’s Chili

What! Another chili recipe? And you’re going to tell us it’s the best ever, right?
I’ll let you decide the l...