Monthly Archives: August 2011

Nyakabiga Dreams

N.B. Please comment and like this post. I would like for it to end up Freshly Pressed if possible, because if the right person reads it we could make real change. Thanks. Today (Monday) there was no class because it … Continue reading

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“What’s a bank machine?”

A Friday evening, waiting for people to get their various acts together. Just finished doing every single piece of laundry I had…by hand. My hands are red and raw and one of my wrists is killing me. Greg’s suggested solution … Continue reading

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The Bat Cave goes to the zoo

N.B The Bat Cave is my classroom, so called because there is no electric light and on gray days I have to find the students by echolocation. Yesterday (Sunday) I came home bone exhausted. I walked all the way downtown … Continue reading

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Burundi Impressions I and II

I am in Africa. Burundi to be exact. Taking advantage of the chance t write because today is one of the days my neighbourhood has electricity. Yep, I said “one of the days my neighbourhood has electricity.” A major regional … Continue reading

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Two hours.

Right now I’m at Salim and Mohamed’s place in Geneva again, because I am flying out of Geneva Airport. At five o’clock. I have to be at the airport at two which means leaving at one (preferably before) and it’s … Continue reading

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Playing catch up part two: The Visit

The first weekend in August was Mathew and Lena’s visit. Let me give you a little background about who these people are. Lena and I met in St. Petersburg…in a four-hour queue. A month later, we made a memorable train … Continue reading

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Playing catchup part one- The Glacier And Me.

OK, I titled this post “from start to finish” and so it is going to be started tonight, and finished. Starting with the Swiss Glacier Experience. Actually that’s not what it’s called. If it was, I would never have set … Continue reading

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