Monthly Archives: April 2010

Charyn: The Grand Canyon of Kazakhstan

Earlier this week I received a call from Abby’s science teacher, pleading for chaperones for today’s  field trip.  And, even KNOWING that the  trip would  involve a sweaty eight hours in a non-air-conditioned bus on poorly asphalted roads, I gladly volunteered.  Getting to know our kids’ classmates, helping the co-op effort, and photographing the kids in action all rank  pretty […]

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Special Needs Workshop and Death to All “Pouchers”!

A Friend at All Times, the ministry for special needs’ kids, continued with their series of workshops today.  The teens painted clay sculptures, decorated photo frames with buttons, and made lunch to enjoy together.  They kids look forward to their day out of the house each week and their parents have some much needed rest.  I […]

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A Day Late and a Dollar Short. . .

Each year I anticipate spring, knowing that I will have a plethora of tulip models on Al-Farabi from which to choose .  As we were in Texas last spring, I had to make do with bluebonnets and Indian red paintbrushes out in the hill country (not a bad substitute really).  After a two year hiatus, I was really looking forward to […]

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A Sad, Sad, Sad Little Boy

I went to meet with Zara this morning and was met at the door by her son Aslan, absolutely bubbling with excitement.  He was thrilled that I had come to visit and promptly listed our planned activities for the day.  Apparently, when he had heard I was coming, he had assumed that I was to be […]

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Allison Turns Model

The deadline for this week’s senior photo assignment has come and gone. . . And, although I took record amounts of photographs this past weekend, I didn’t have time to focus on the particular shots I needed.  Thus, I was in desperate need for a model today.  Though tired from a big weekend and long day back […]

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