Monthly Archives: February 2007

want vs need.

Once again, I am packing. An 80lb. limit provides a good little exercise in distinguishing the difference between wants and needs. A recent read, Barbara Kingsolver’s essays in High Tide in Tuscon, described the difference like this: Want is a … Continue reading

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the nyt catches on.

NYTimes: Discontent in Guinea Nears Boiling Point

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acting the dictator.

Uganda is in the news. It’s Oscar time, and Forest Whitaker’s portrayal of Idi Amin, the infamous Ugandan president, has made him the favorite to win a statue. The film is called The Last King of Scotland, which was one … Continue reading

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more dark days in guinea.

The world doesn’t seem to be paying very much attention, but the situation in Guinea seems to be unraveling further.

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ze assignment.

For anyone who’s curious about what I’ll actually be doing in Uganda, pretty much everything that I know at this point is written in a short packet sent me by the Peace Corps. Here are some excerpts that may or … Continue reading

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the bears are winners somewhere.

I find myself posting another entry about t-shirt travels. (The first one was here.) Today I ran across this recent article in the NYTimes: Far Away, Super Bowl’s Losers Will Be Champs In some parts of the world, the Seattle … Continue reading

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