Category Archives: Everyday Life

sawubona phambili, 2014

Two weeks left of 2013? To be incredibly unoriginal: this year has absolutely flown and I cannot believe it’s already drawing to a close. It’s insane to think that I’ve seen a full Sun frolic since last year’s epic Drakensberg … Continue reading

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protect me, protect me not

Protection.  It could mean many things… a shin guard, a Band-Aid, a dad telling his daughter to change her skimpy outfit, an alarm system, a padlock, a condom.  I’ve been here over a year and am still trying to figure … Continue reading

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the unmentionables worth mentioning

I’ve officially been in my village one year.  I arrived sometime in the single digits of September 2012 and simply cannot internalize that, for one full jaunt around the Sun, I’ve been lighting candles, toting water, cooking from a gas … Continue reading

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minivan status

. It’s funny how quickly something new and awkward can become a routine. From odd and clunky, it morphs into a well-oiled practice. Classic memories of this growing up include learning to use a fork, throw a baseball, wipe your … Continue reading

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year won

Sanibonani, nonke! Hi, everyone! I’m composing this almost six months after posting week won, where I commented on having a successful first week of teaching, and a year since my very first post from the United States, right before I departed … Continue reading

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