Busted Trust

My car getting hit by a bus. The first time didn’t do it. Getting hit by the guy in the parking lot of my insurance company didn’t do it. Having surprise open-heart surgery at 40 didn’t do it. My wife getting hit by a truck didn’t do it. Getting hit by a different bus for... Continue Reading →

Got-Your-Back Tracker

I was having a terrible time keeping myself on the straight-and-narrow. I had worked my way all the way up to the green Newbie Number Tag. I was close to being considered a real Christian but I was sinning all the time. I needed help. I tried changing my habits. I tried changing my heart.... Continue Reading →

Photo Friday

IT. IS. Photo Fridaaaaaaaaaaaaay! That's right, boys and girls. For more than 40 Fridays I have been loading up the virtual van and toting you guys around Paraguay via my cellphone camera, and today is no different. Single-file line please. Grab a bag lunch off the make-believe table as you pass it and ALL ABOARD!!!! Don't forget... Continue Reading →


We met Domingo the first time we crawled through the hole in the barbed wire fence. We wanted to meet some of the people we saw shuffling down that dusty foot path behind our house day after day. We had only lived in Paraguay for a few months, so we grabbed a local friend who... Continue Reading →

Newbie Number Tags

Thank you so much, Jesus Junk International. We were having trouble separating the "sheep from the goats," so-to-speak. We installed the turnstiles in the parking lots to get a more accurate count of attendance, but the newbies were sneaking through.We really needed a way to avoid another Twitter-gate. Ya' know, social media halts for no... Continue Reading →

Here We Go Again

  So, uh, it's been, uh, a while since we met like this. I mean as reader and blogger. Ya' know, I never meant to be gone this long. I wanted to take a break from the writing. I wanted to re-wrinkle my gray matter; smart brains are more wrinkly and mine was getting a... Continue Reading →

Photo Friday

Woot!! Woot!! It's Friday again and time for some more Photo Friday fun. Here's the deal if you're new. I take my cell cam with everywhere I go. I snap pics of weird stuff. Then I write witty banter in the captions. It's just that simple. There you have a tour of Paraguay without ever... Continue Reading →

Photo Friday

It's Friday and you know what that means. PHOTO FRIDAY!!! Yeah baby. That's when I take a few of my cell phone snapshots, churn out some witty banter for the captions and then share them with you as an impromptu tour of Paraguay Barba style. If you have missed some of stops on this tour... Continue Reading →

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