The fall quarter immerses me in the busiest time of year for my photography business. It is a mental struggle for me to focus on my work and put The WMB on the back burner. I love my photography work, but I have found The WMB feeds my soul and it is really all I want to do. But, with the project still in an “infancy stage”, it must be “subsidized” by my real job. This morning I realized, even when I do not have time to share the people I am meeting, there are countless stories from others that I can share.
Being self-employed, most days I work alone in my office. To cut through the silence, I often stream KUOW. This morning, when I opened the kuow.org site to link to live audio streaming, a bi-line immediately caught my attention, “Bhutanese Refugee Bridges a Cultural Gap” by Radioactive Youth Media and Srikar Penumaka. It’s a great piece…if you have five minutes, listen to Bhutanese Allan Kafley reflect on 17 years spent in a Nepalese refugee camp and the five years he has spent resettling in the United States.