we all Celebrate


we all celebrate

 When I was in Peace Corps Ghana (2004-2007), there was a dance called the high life that was popularized at the turn of the 20th century and is still popular.  The term was coined in the 1920s and referred to the high-class dance evenings fashionable among the Ghanaian elite, especially after independence in 1956. If you danced well, or if the guests wanted to honor you, women would take their handkerchiefs and wave them over the top of your head while you danced. In Ghana, I danced the high life. I never would have guessed that my first significant impression of Peace Corps Georgia would be that I was living the high life. Continue reading “we all Celebrate”