Monthly Archives: October 2010

I can see the shadow of Mt. Kilimanjaro looming outside my tent. And, if I walk out the front flap I can see the mountain itself. All 19,298 feet intrepidly rising into the sky. That is how close our camp … Continue reading

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Fashion, lights, Kenya

We went to a fashion show in Nairobi. And, let me say, it was exhiliarating. The designers were all students competing to be the designer winner. So the outfits were interesting. The female models, stunning. The male models, jaw-dropping.

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peanuts in white bowls.

In Kenya I have acquired the skill of bowling. And it is not the American bowling that you may be thinking of in the indoor lanes located in the basements of bars where the alighting is always awful. It is … Continue reading

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still running

The weather was perfect. I was nervous at first. Walking alone with a massive backpack stuffed with my computer. And I knew it would be a decently long walk. I estimated about 40 minutes from the United Kenyan Club to … Continue reading

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Monkeys outside

Home from a long day. I sit on Mugo’s bed and flip through the Daily Nation, the country’s most widely read newspaper. I read the quote of the day. And it speaks to me. “When I am abroad I always … Continue reading

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Living in a home

I have just returned from two weeks away. The first was spent with the Maasai people and the second was spent on the coast, Mombasa, with my parents. Amazing. I am going to update a few things I missed before … Continue reading

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jitters of excitement

Soft music, sexy candles, cobblestone floors, hip shattered mirror wall hangings – a trendy ambiance. I’m in Que Pasa, a bar/restaurant in downtown Karen. Black women suck cigarettes and talk in British Kenyan accents. Indian men in professional edgy business … Continue reading

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