Tuesday, March 18, 2008


Ever since I returned from Hawaii in January, I've been unable to find the charger and USB cable for my digital camera. I knew I packed them and got them back to Saipan, but the day after opening my suitcase, they were no where to be found. I looked everywhere, and finally just decided they must have slipped out of the suitcase when TSA was doing their inspection, or just disappeared into that black hole that seems to exist in every home, maintained by the hands of small children. Today, Mara found the black hole. Some small child had taken the plastic bag full of these gizmos straight out of the suitcase and carried them into the family room, opened the cabinet of videos, and stuffed the bag behind them.

So, here are some pictures that I never got to post.

This is Dr. Salofi, whom I met at the Hawaiian Eye conference and who is now working at my old stomping grounds -- the eye clinic at the LBJ Tropical Medical Center in Pago Pago. (Why do they call it "stomping grounds"?)

Here is our team at the conference. Emilly Taitano, me, Russ Quinn, and Melonie Norita.

Me in Cairns, Australia, from February when Mara and I went. I'm taking my Beautify CNMI t-shirt around the world with me.

With old friends and new friends in Cairns. Dinner at the Zadeh's with the Bolton-Bound family.


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