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Alice in Promiseland

September 6th, 2018
ALICE In Promiseland  Liz's Story

Six thousand miles away, in Cameroon, Liz knew there had to be more to life. There, she lived an average middle-class lifestyle, but one much different than our standard in the United States. Nonetheless, she was more fortunate than most. She was able to put a roof over her head, own a car, and send her daughter to school. Although seemingly stable, Liz yearned for more. Something had to change, if not for her sake, for her daughter’s. She entered the U.S. Diversity Visa Program, also known as the “Green Card Lottery,” with 100,000 other applicants.


September 6th, 2018
ALICE in Promiseland The Idiot.  That’s me.



That’s me. Honestly, I’m a moron. A real jerk.  Or that was me a year ago. I hope that’s changed.

Let me explain.

Up until a year ago, I wore glasses beyond rose-colored. They were a lovely color of technicolored pink, yellow, and highway orange complete with sprinkles and glitter.

It was through these that I viewed a community of near-perfection.  I cared not to look deeper.