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Giving in to the "nothing"

Sunday, 22 Sep 2013 | Views [336] | Comments [3]

  Yesterday, I asked Frank what he was doing today, Sunday. He just looked at me and said “It’s Sunday”. As if that was supposed to answer my question. And I guess, ultimately it did. Nothing happens here on Sunday. Many shops ... Read more >

The Founding Mothers...

Saturday, 21 Sep 2013 | Views [414] | Comments [2]

    I lay in bed waiting until the last minute before I have to get up. The roosters woke me up long ago, along with the smell of burning. Always the smell of burning. Everyone burns their trash here and I feel like that smell has permeated ... Read more >

Catharsis and what comes after...

Friday, 20 Sep 2013 | Views [403] | Comments [2]

“Because when we are all dust and teeth and kicked-up bits of skin- when we’re dancing with our own skeletons- our words might be all that’s left of us.” ~ Alexandra Fuller from Scribbling the Cat, travels with an African soldier ... Read more >

Full Moon

Wednesday, 18 Sep 2013 | Views [373] | Comments [1]

  What would you do with no phone, no tv, no internet, no bar or restaurant, knowing it’s not safe to go out at night unless accompanied by a local you trust? Since there’s no way to call that local because you happened to purchase ... Read more >

Week one down

Monday, 16 Sep 2013 | Views [346]

So. Much. Rice. I probably won’t eat rice for a while when I’m back home! One week down, two to go. I’ve had a bit of writers block it seems the last few days. Or maybe I just hadn’t taken the time to sit down and do it. ... Read more >

A welcomed guest

Friday, 13 Sep 2013 | Views [919] | Comments [7]

    I’m enjoying my first ever sugar cane, straight from the cane. It was a gift from Frank’s uncle who I met in Urru village where his bibi (grandma) lives. He chopped it down for us as we made our way out of the trees to ... Read more >

Tags: africa, children, education, nonprofit

I'm back!

Monday, 9 Sep 2013 | Views [490]

Everyone outside is speaking in Swahili. Roosters and crickets are singing their songs. A cow is mooing every 30 seconds and I spot baby monkeys playing in the trees outside my window. Where am I? Oh….right.   I’m here. I finally ... Read more >

A bit of fear creeps in. Can I do this?

Monday, 28 May 2012 | Views [815] | Comments [3]

Back at home having a lazy memorial day weekend, the smell of firewood from the barbecues in the air… I can't help but think of my Tanzanian friends. What they might be doing today on a Sunday. And that they will be going to school tomorrow, teaching, ... Read more >

Tags: fear, fundraising, volunteering

home sweet home

Monday, 21 May 2012 | Views [550] | Comments [3]

So that's it. I'm back. My Tanzanian adventure is over. Or...has it only begun? I learned so much and as hot and dirty as it was, I was starting to get used to it at the end. I was just starting to settle into the lifestyle, the slow pace, communicating ... Read more >

last day with the kids :(

Saturday, 19 May 2012 | Views [626]

Exhausted, sick, and sad...I watched Neema lead the kids through some songs for us. I took some photos and more video. As she was leading them through a goodbye song, she stopped and burst into tears. Sobbing tears. Which of course made me cry ... Read more >

fun in the sun!

Friday, 18 May 2012 | Views [456]

Thursday was a good day! I would say, just about perfect. I taught class in the morning, getting my dose of kiddie hugs and fighting over hand holding...and then we took a well deserved break and snuck off to the hot springs. We were going out to some ... Read more >

working the numbers

Thursday, 17 May 2012 | Views [366]

I got to teach my own class today, alone. Neema had the younger kids in one room and I had the 6 year olds in the other. We first did drawing with the new books. This is the first time I've seen them draw- up to this point it's been math and spelling.... Read more >

Things I take for granted

Wednesday, 16 May 2012 | Views [518] | Comments [3]

I bought a Bible for Neema today. We were shopping in town for some more supplies for the kids and I saw her looking at the Bibles. I asked her if she wanted one and her face lit up. I told her to choose whichever one she wanted and she ended up taking ... Read more >

so much need....

Friday, 11 May 2012 | Views [610] | Comments [3]

On Monday we walked to one of our volunteer locations. First stop was a government run school that had a special needs program, nursery and primary schools. The special needs children were so precious and not unlike our own special needs kids in the ... Read more >

the kids

Thursday, 10 May 2012 | Views [638] | Comments [2]

I only have a few moments to write, but I have to tell you....these kids are so adorable. It will be hard leaving them after two weeks! "teacha! teacha!" I hear all day long. I'm so glad I brought the stickers and especially the beach balls! ... Read more >

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