Monthly Archives: May 2009

more mrs.

A letter to the editor written to a major Ugandan newspaper (click to read):

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up and around.

Mt. Longonot is a dormant volcano in Kenya’s Rift Valley.  A climb of Mt. Longonot’s slopes provided close encounters with herds of zebras and thorny acacia trees as well as spectacular views of the valley’s geological scars: ridges, craters, rifts, … Continue reading

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birthing blunder.

In the middle of a particularly long stretch of vacation travel in Kenya, extremely tired, dusty, sweaty, and a bit sick, we decided to pay the equivalent of about $1.50 to take showers in an extremely seedy hotel in Mombasa … Continue reading

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lamu.

Lamu is a stunningly beautiful place off the Kenyan coast where I was lucky to spend several days of vacation, drinking fresh fruit juices and eating Swahili spiced seafood and coconut rice. The town is quiet and peaceful, at once … Continue reading

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