Donna Garret is another Fieldwork colleague. In the time I've known her, she's had me in tears and in stitches.
Donna is a poet and performer and she's done that stuff all over the world. She's got a sweet deep voice, rich with experience and love and she doesn't mind using it to tell you what you need to know about life (hers and yours). She'll make you laugh while doing it, too. Ask her about Metamucil. She's got some wisdom.
If you're the tweeting sort, you can follow her as haikumamma.