Bird on a Bare Branch

Attempting to fling a frail song in my little corner of the world

About Me November 15, 2007

I am a global nomad recently returned to America from Mozambique where my official title was education consultant/anti-corruption worker. My more recent official title is first grade teacher.  Unofficial titles could include seeker of God, lover of adventure, sister, daughter, granddaughter, friend, tea-drinker, reader, writer, photographer, cyclist (these last three sound more impressive than they actually are – notice none are listed as professional titles). My greatest joys are recognizing when God is at work, meaningful conversations, outdoor activities, and tortilla soup at La Mexicana. My greatest fears are of snakes, making wrong decisions, and the question: Where are you from?

(Why Bird on a Bare Branch?)


8 Responses to “About Me”

  1. Rachel Goff Says:

    Hi Ms. Jennifer! How are you? I saw your blog and decided to check it out. I hope that you have a great time in Mozambique. I will be praying for you!

  2. Mary Floye Federer Says:

    I love reading your blog! What an amazing adventure God has you on! You are in my thoughts and prayers!

    And, even though they don’t celebrate Christmas there, celebrate in your heart and soul! 🙂 Merry Christmas Jen!

    Much love,


  3. Genie Bopper Says:

    Hallo, hallo!

  4. AJ Andersen Says:

    My mother is feeling much better. She is still in a wheelchair, but she is now living at home with a care giver and she is sharp and alert enough to play bridge twice a week. She is even driving again (which can race your heart). I have your blog bookmarked on her computer.
    He Christmas card to you came back. Will you please E-mail her and send her your new address. She checks her E-mail twice a week.
    AJ Andersen

  5. Shengfen Says:

    Oops! I can’t believe I didn’t know about your blog until I randomly clicked on a link in your latest update! Hope it’s not too late to catch up on your life! Guess I’ll have a number of interesting stories waiting for me to explore! ^^

  6. Lawrence Says:

    Hi Jennifer,
    Please contact me or send me your contact info so I will. Love the picture of African children playing ring anround the roses and wanted to know if you took it personally. I would love to use it for my work.

    • Jen Says:

      Hi Lawrence,

      Sorry I haven’t been on my blog for awhile so I’m just seeing your comment now. I did not take the photo. I had just googled “children playing” and found it on a website called – that was the only identifying information when I found it. However, when I google it again, only my blog shows up. And nowpublic is a huge website, so I can’t find it on there either. Sorry that isn’t very helpful.

      • Jen Says:

        Oh, I just realized you can search for photos on nowpublic, so I searched again and found the photo! It is by Maireid Sullivan.

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