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KenyaKenya

The Six Thousand Shilling Ungulate Pyramid

Five friends and I were on vacation, in (on?) Lamu, that shiny Kenyan coastal island. And what does one do ... read more

01 Aug 2010

KenyaKenya

Too-Clean Data

It had started pouring at an inopportune time, and the mud was hindering our progress. My classmates and I were ... read more

01 Aug 2010

TanzaniaTanzania

The Many Uses of a Maasai Meleleki, pt. 2

(HEY EVERYONE: you may want to read part 1 first!) My stick continued to prop open actual and metaphorical doors ... read more

01 Aug 2010

KenyaKenya

The Many Uses of a Maasai Meleleki, pt. 1

I don't even remember why I wanted a walking stick. The first time I went into town in Kimana, I ... read more

01 Aug 2010

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The Lion King Problem

In the weeks before I left for Kenya, I had very little to do besides attempt to prepare myself to ... read more

27 Jul 2010

TanzaniaTanzania

Buying a Wedding Dress in Mto wa Mbu

A couple of my good friends are getting fake-married tomorrow. It's a long story. There are 23 of us American ... read more

27 Jul 2010

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Bus Diary - Jinja, Uganda to Nairobi, Kenya; 5/10/10

9:05 AM: My companions and I have been waiting for the Akamba bus for an hour or so in Jinja, ... read more

31 May 2010

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The Rainy Season

There are two rainy seasons in Kenya - the long rains go from about March to May, give or take ... read more

21 May 2010

TanzaniaTanzania

The Art District That Wants To Sell Out

Edward S. Tingatinga, a Tanzanian casual laborer in the 1960s, was the first person to paint in the style that ... read more

23 Apr 2010

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Late Night/Early Morning Sense Inventory

There are times here when I can't believe where I am. There are other times when I'm just going about ... read more

13 Apr 2010

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