Monthly Archives: November 2013

Dancing at church and new pigs for Bwaliro

I got up at six to get ready for church this morning. I didn’t really need to be up that early in the morning since all I had to do was wash my face, brush my teeth, get dressed and … Continue reading

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Crossing the river Nile

I crossed the Nile River today. I managed to take a break from snapping pictures ( can one really snap pictures when it’s a digital camera?) to well up in tears as we drove across the long bridge that spans … Continue reading

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The enormity of one kind act

Watching the three girls together this afternoon, eating their ugali and liver, and having a very animated and opinionated conversation about the music video blaring from the tv, I was struck by these three young women; one partway through 2nd … Continue reading

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Butula and the millet beer circle

Unlocking the door and then the next door I tried to head to the latrine and ran into Silas who was outside and had been up for hours I’m sure. We had a lengthy discussion about how I had slept, … Continue reading

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Trials and tribulations of bus rides and borders

My bus ride to Kenya was an adventure and then some. I arrived ½ an hour early at the station, which is a concrete room filled with rows and rows of bus seats, a small desk (whose purpose or the … Continue reading

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Flying termites have a terrible aftertaste

Flying termites have a terrible aftertaste. Not that one would expect them to have a good aftertaste I suppose but it’s a bit like that flavour in the back of your throat after you’ve been chewing on a blade of … Continue reading

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MacGyver would have been proud

If you ever come to Uganda please stay at Speke Resort. It’s at least an hour’s drive from the city when traffic is bad, and traffic is pretty much always bad, but it’s so worth it. Right on the lake, … Continue reading

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Teapots of coffee, being rapporteur, and a monkey to end the day

I was asked to attend and participate in a consultative workshop on the Science Agenda for Agriculture in Africa (S3A). The S3A is a plan for transforming agriculture in Africa.  It’s an African-initiated and African-lead initiative outlining the science, technology, extension, … Continue reading

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