We loved the vitality in the city, and the food was fresh and delicious.  People who had survived two civil wars had joie de vivre that was infectious.  We were sad to see the suffering caused by the recent Ebola epidemic but proud to see that the country has recovered from yet another challenge. In 2009 Abt Associates hired me to develop a strategic plan for JFK Hospital, a distinguished tertiary hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, under the auspices of USAID.  The hospital was ... Continue Reading

South Africa

"During my long walk to freedom, I had the rare privilege to visit Londolozi.  There I saw people of all races living in harmony amidst the beauty that Mother Nature offers. Londolozi represents a model of the dream I cherish for the future of nature preservation in our country."   Nelson Mandela  Our trip to South Africa started in Capetown, where we visited Robben Island, where Nelson Mandela was imprisoned, continued on the Garden Route with stops in Franschoek, De Rust, and ... Continue Reading


In 2001, we traveled to Morocco with another couple, and were enthralled with the beauty, the exotic culture, the markets, the exquisite lodgings, and the enticing cuisine. We travelled to: Marrakesh The Medina of Marrakesh is a UNESCO World Heritage Site Essaouira The Medina of Essaouira is a UNESCO World Heritage Site The High Atlas Mountains Marrakesh is enchanting with its lively square, labyrinthine market, inviting riads, and luxurious hotels.  We stayed at ... Continue Reading