Timket and Roosters

Timket processionJanuary 19 was Timket. Timket, a national Ethiopian holiday, is actually a holy day in the Ethiopian Orthodox Church celebrating Epiphany. For us westerners, Epiphany is the revelation of Christ to the world through the wise men. Here, Epiphany is the revelation of Christ to the world through Jesus’ baptism. Continue reading

The Hamburger Thief

Recently Rich and I were going to eat shepherd’s pie for dinner. The hamburger was slightly frozen and sitting in a plastic bag in a pan on the counter to thaw a bit more. Zufan, our houseworker, came to me a little later that morning and asked what I had done with the hamburger. I had no idea what she was talking about. What was clear was that the hamburger was gone. Continue reading