After some false starts, it looks like spring has finally begun.
I can’t tell you how happy that makes me. This past winter, with its bitter weather, has been a learning experience for me. I have spent the past few years in Africa teaching as a volunteer and enjoying the balmy sub–tropical weather. But instead... Read more
There are many unique challenges and experiences with living in or around the African Bush. The other day, we were driving back to our hostel (a one hour drive each way over treacherous. rocky, and rutted dirt roads), where we had to drive through a large cattle herd "sharing" our road, but moving in the opposite direction. At times, a... Read more
The early morning clouds are slowly lifting and it's becoming a very hot sunny day. The large, raucous nunbirds are screaming overhead as they hunt for their next meal, and tiny songbirds in nearby trees trill their songs. A soft cool breeze wafts over me as I try to write, making it difficult to stay awake and concentrate. Yes, I'm back in my... Read more
In about one week, I will again be returning to my adopted home in Tanzania where I’ve been doing volunteer teaching for several years. I returned from there many months ago with a broken leg (suffered when I slipped on a wet floor that had just been scrubbed), as well as horrendous pain from my osteoarthritis in my lower back. I... Read more
After suffering through a multitude of incredibly hot and muggy (humid) days, and then several days of torrential rains, I awakened this morning to an awesome cloud-free “sunshiney” day - and even better, cool temperatures! It never ceases to amaze me how much I’m affected by the weather. I know that today,... Read more