So it’s been a year in Africa. A year ago I wondered about the kind of person I would be now. What the days ahead had in store. How I would change and grow. How I’d be feeling about life. I was hopeful…and a little scared. I have been burglared, dealt with a rat issue, … Continue reading Year in Review
Saturday was the Christmas Celebration for the center’s. I arrived in the morning in the midst of a flurry of activity all around. Cleaning, decorating, chair delivery, last minute things. You could tell that all of the boys were excited. There was that feeling in the air, you know? That sort of joyful expectation. I helped decorate … Continue reading Christmas Party
The last 2 months or so with the older boys I have been buying rolls of bendable wire from the tool shop and pretty much letting them go to town; providing some ideas and motivation along the way. The idea was to maybe make some stuff nice enough to sell. Some pocket money for them … Continue reading Success!
Yesterday at one of the center’s I sat chatting with some of the staff as we were eating lunch. One of them brought up politics–a subject that comes up with some regularity. He asked which of the parties I support in the US. I kind of smiled and waved my hand and said “Jesus.” I … Continue reading Talkin’ Politics
I’ve been having a lot of dreams lately. I don’t remember most of them of course. But there was one a few nights ago; I had visited Africa in the dream and come back. Then I was back at LU for a bit, and here and there all over places where my life has been … Continue reading A Dream and Some Thoughts
Being a single lady in a Muslim world is tricky. It’s difficult. For whatever reason, this week esspecially I’ve been struggling with it a bit. I was talking with one of my married male classmates the other day and we talked about public transport. I said that rickshaws were my least favorite mode of transport. He … Continue reading Girl in a Man’s World