Sometimes you just have to write…

Carpe diem … with a disclaimer

Seize the day. Live in the moment. Live each day as if it’s your last. This is the kind of advice you see all over the internet, and especially among … Continue reading

August 1, 2013 · 2 Comments

Gentle rejection

Some of you may know that in the last year I wrote a book. Or, rather, a potential book: a manuscript, in other words, in search of a publisher. Here’s … Continue reading

February 21, 2013 · Leave a comment

My First Blog Post in More than a Year…

…explaining why I haven’t posted in more than a year!

December 26, 2012 · 3 Comments

Feeling My Age

Kirundo, Burundi, July 31 I’m 47 years old, and the last time I was in sub-Saharan Africa I was about 26. I’ve realized here what a difference that makes. It’s … Continue reading

July 31, 2009 · Leave a comment

Church in Burundi

Kirundo, Burundi, Sunday, July 26 Believe it or not, I actually went to church this morning. And, what’s more, it was my second time in church this year. The first … Continue reading

July 26, 2009 · Leave a comment

The First Day

  Friday, July 24, Bujumbura, Burundi It’s 1:30 in the morning. We just arrived, and I’d really like to go to bed, but I’m waiting for the hotel to bring … Continue reading

July 24, 2009 · Leave a comment

Burundi’s canvas

  I’ve been trolling youtube lately, watching videos of Burundi (like this one), in preparation for my trip there in July. In the videos – if you look past the … Continue reading

April 27, 2009 · Leave a comment