Remembering Africa

I've been following Global Grazers, and each time I read a new post, I want to return to Africa!  Harold Green's  striking photography of  Masaai people always tugs at my heartstrings too. Digging through my archives, I found an essay I wrote 3 years ago about my experience in Tanzania (when I wanted to be a nurse) and decided to …

Life in Refocus

I struggled to get out of bed this morning.  It was raining, my bed was comfortable.  But then I checked my email and found a message from a family I'd visited in Nairobi in the summer of 2009, and suddenly I was awake.   Thomas and Beatrice Omolo have been working to build an orphanage outside of …

Back to Africa

I met a young Maasai man named Bariki in Tanzania.   He traveled to the market with us on the day I bought the drum pictured above.  Wanting it to be properly broken in, I asked him if he would sing us a traditional song and play the drum, which he happily agreed to on the bus back …