By Carol Bergman
One other Day in Paradise is an anthology of first-person tales through foreign relief staff. Written by way of energetic reduction employees and spanning the new spots of the globe from Afghanistan to Cambodia, Rwanda to Vietnam and Ecuador to Bosnia, those tales inform it love it fairly is at the floor. protecting normal catastrophe, battle and all-too-fragile peace, those tales open an uncensored window onto the lives of reduction employees and the triumphs and tragedies of the folk they try to assist
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I fell in love with volcanoes when I was a teenager on a trip to Italy. Mt. Etna erupted while I was there, and I was intoxicated. When I returned home, I read books about volcanoes, watched films about them, and later studied geology and volcanology. Volcanoes are a window into the earth’s interior, and this fascinates me. For centuries, millions of people have been terrified and attracted by their power, and I am no exception. In ancient myths volcanoes are gods or inhabited by gods, revered, worshiped, and feared as gateways to • 30 • ADIP int.
None of the assistance lasts long. ” I listen carefully as Ms. Cuc describes the day when the water rose to dangerous levels, and she and her family had to flee. A neighbor banged on their door in the early hours of the morning, and all she could remember after that time was the desperation she felt holding on to as many of her five children as possible. She must have felt like Mom did when we had to evacuate Can Tho twenty-five years ago. I was irritated she gripped my hands so tightly as we dashed toward the helicopter.
61 • ADIP int. mech. pgs 1-80 UK 9/5/03 10:29 AM Page 62 An armed gang in Sierra Leone. (David Snyder) ADIP int. mech. pgs 1-80 UK 9/5/03 10:29 AM Page 63 Part Two War ADIP int. mech. pgs 1-80 UK 9/5/03 10:29 AM Page 64 hen I began this project, I did not expect that most of the stories would take place in conflict zones. As a child of refugees, I resisted this sad reality for a long time, until I could resist it no longer. The war stories came in at an unrelenting pace. As I write, almost one in five of the 191 nations in the world is at war—declared or undeclared—with another nation or within its own borders.