The Waiting

October 10, 2017

Hey kids, sorry this post is so late, things have been a bit hectic ’round these parts.  At any rate, this blog entry is kind of dedicated to Tom Petty, … Continue reading

Tanzania’s Not Tesla

September 28, 2017

I may just be grumpy.  Or old and kvetchy.  Or a “nasty woman.”  But this recent piece from Forbes really chaps my ass. I mean, okay, kudos, right idea with … Continue reading


September 26, 2017

Check out the recent article from The Citizen reprinted below for a story that will give you the warm and fuzzies. It goes without saying that these girls are pretty … Continue reading

Arrested Development

September 23, 2017

Oftentimes, people who do not live here or have not worked in development ask me, “What’s the hardest part of the job?” Could be a lot of answers to that … Continue reading

“I Have Not Even Had Lunch Since I Heard the Results.”

September 9, 2017

This blog entry is a shocking (in a good way) addendum to my last post about the chaos in Kenya following the recent presidential election.  From, on September 2nd, … Continue reading

News from Our Neighbors to the North

August 30, 2017

Horror From Human Rights Watch: August 27, 2017 Kenya: Post-Election Killings, Abuse; Investigation of Police Use of Excessive Force; Upholding the Right to Peaceful Protest   (Nairobi) – Kenya’s presidential … Continue reading


August 27, 2017

Toa Nafasi follows Sandra Martin at SpecialtyEDU on Twitter.  She self-describes thus: “Ed professor & classroom teacher for 38yrs, specialized in programs for inclusion, dyslexia, math & reading difficulties.  ALL … Continue reading

Team Fox

August 11, 2017

One of the really fun things about working in development in Africa is the unique and interesting partnerships you make along the way. This past week, my dear friend Deus … Continue reading

It’s Good to Be Green

August 9, 2017

Peep this from Nic Corbett, USAID’s blog editor.  Soooo, she may be a little bit biased, but she’s damn right, this is a good guy and it is good to … Continue reading

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