Monthly Archives: September 2010

Simple.

There is nothing in the world comparable to the raw, real, and profoundly simple lives of the Hadzabe people of Tanzania. No metaphor does it justice. There isn’t even a sliver of my own life that I can associate. And … Continue reading

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the good and the bad

We are heading to Tanzania at 5 am tomorrow morning. We will be staying with the Hadza tribal group and camping and hunting and hiking and not showering. I can’t wait. Nairobi has been great but it will be nice … Continue reading

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Mt. Longonot

Thankfully, Saturday morning wasn’t used as a day to sleep in. Why am I thankful? Because instead we got on the bus and drive 2 hours to the base of Mt. Longonot. I’ll admit that when we arrived, it didn’t … Continue reading

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The women need men

During my rural homestay, dirt, rips and loose strings covered the shirts of two village girls. And, because they go to the government school, their hair was cut so short that their heads were almost bald. This made them resemble … Continue reading

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Drunk from glue

Susan, my home-stay mother, and I piled into a Matatu with 5 other people. I felt body heat of the strangers. Their tongues moved at the speed of light, bursting with Kimeru energy. My eyes dazed out the window taking … Continue reading

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First night in Meru

After dinner on my first night in the Kirema family’s home, the KBC news channel was turned up on full blast. As I watched the screen, I started thinking – not just about the fact that my ears were aching … Continue reading

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Green avokedo

We made one pit stop on the way to meet our home stay families. A lunch break. But we weren’t just grabbing sandwiches and sodas. By the time our bus had bounded into potholes the size of moon craters and … Continue reading

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