Tag: Be Yourself

Two Years, a Million Memories, and Freedom

Yesterday marked two years since Sandy, Youk, and I started this journey.

Ironically, we started August 14, 2022 in the exact same spot in which we ended August 14, 2020 at – in the driveway of our daughter and son-in-law’s house in Robesonia, Pennsylvania.

What a difference a year makes.  Last year, on August 14, we woke up in a Wal-Mart parking lot in Green Bay, Wisconsin and started out on a tour of cheese shops throughout Wisconsin on our way to Antigo for our first project experience with A Year to Volunteer.  The day before were staying at a Harvest Host called, Farm Wisconsin.  We were next to a sunflower field and witnessed two calves being born while we were there.

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Manas Itene – Be Yourself

A native of Nigeria, Manas Itene started playing the drums when he was only eight years old.  His hard work and dedication to his craft allowed his dream of being a musician, which few in his village could understand, come to fruition many years ago.     

He is a world-class drummer and singer for Michael Franti & Spearhead.  He has been part of the band for over 22 years.

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