Monthly Archives: October 2011

Upon Rock or Upon Sand?

Tabora has one mosque and three Christian churches: Anglican, Catholic and Lutheran. The mosque is a brick or cinder-block plastered structure, painted blue and white with at least three sets of double doors (two on the front, one on the … Continue reading

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The Heart of Darkness

In Swahili the name of our village means literally “good light”, and two months into our work the joke has been worn out but not the irony. As Tabora lacks electricity, besides cooking fires and tiny, kerosene lamps made out … Continue reading

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A Look into the Mix

About three weeks ago Rachael wrote a post about the first shamba we had the opportunity to visit here in Tabora. Happily, I can report that we have been able to visit many more since then. Some of the observations … Continue reading

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Messiest Game of Jenga Ever

Always a Jenga enthusiast, I was ready to participate in the African version when the time came. How you say? Jenga is the Swahili word for “to build”, borrowed by Milton Bradley for their block-stacking masterpiece. Our house is starting … Continue reading

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Maji, Maji, Maji

This past Friday we took at trip to the water treatment plant situated on a hill above our little village. The plant is about 30 minutes walk up a road that heads nearly straight west of us. The view of … Continue reading

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