Reflecting on the year

May 7th Seattle Airport This morning I woke up at 5:30 am to get on a plane to New York. I sat next to one of those inquisitive elderly types that love to ask young people questions about their life. Somehow ...

AIDS and Aid

August 4, 2008 The man’s shirt was torn, allowing it to hang loosely from his protruding collar bone. The remaining bit of shirt did little to disguise a body that was plainly wasting away. His glassy eyes ...

A Lovely Couple Political Hours in a Gas Station

July 31 2008 At around three in the afternoon I found myself standing under an overhang in a gas station, shoulder to shoulder with at least fifty Kenyans. It was raining hard so we had all come to the ...

A Burst of Feminism

July 24, 2008     “You are going to make a horrible housewife.”   George said this maliciously, he was done joking and now wanted to end the conversation, saying something that he thought would offend ...

Spare a Few Bucks for Biogas?

July 21, 2008 Oh the irony of writing a post asking for money after I wrote a post talking about how much I hate being asked for money...Let me justify myself: After my last post about how I didn’t get ...

Biogas and Wayyy too Many Bananas

July 8, 2008 In America I have this really bad habit of eating chocolate when I’m upset. Here, chocolate is a little harder to come by so I’ve substituted it with miniature bananas. These are very easy to ...

The Most Important Thing I’ve Ever Done

6/17 People always talk about “making a difference.” It’s a catchy phrase to use, “Make a difference, call your Senator” or “Make a difference, recycle your bottle.” Personally, I find it a ...

A New Adventure

It's summer!!!! As much as I love Walla Walla and Whitman's tight knit little community, I must say, its nice to be back in a city. But not for long...On May 29th I fly out of San Francisco headed to Kakamega, ...