Tag Archives: Africa

Driving Lessons

It’s my Dad’s third day in Africa and Caleb, my coworker, took him for a driving lesson in the Land Rover. It is a little bit harder than it looks. My grandmother will find this hilarious, but the guy who was run off the road into the ditch may disagree about this right lane driver’s comedy act.

Attacking Ringworm

Let the attack of the ringworms be faced!  We have started a full fledged war against these fungi. I would have started this sooner, but I waited for a pharmacist from the states to come and help me dose the HIV kids. I wanted to treat everyone at the same time to prevent the ringworm from coming back. So, they are now all on… (more…)

Where Do You Live?

Kitale Market

Now that everyone is aware that the house hunt has begun, I have had many questions arise as to where I live. I do not live at Mattaw. Mainly for two reasons: the housing there is not available for staff, and there is no electricity. So, I live in the great city of Kitale–population 85,000. I do spend most of… (more…)

My Commute

I had indicated last week that on Monday’s I would try and feature photographs from my daily commute. I want to do this to share some of the interesting sites of Africa. I am sorry I did not get the pictures posted yesterday because of a combination of lots or real work at Mattaw, and no internet when I got… (more…)


Well it’s that time again, dinner. And as always, the staple food of Kenya is on nearly every table in Kitale. It is called Ugali. Basically, you mix boiling hot water with maze meal until it turns into super glue. It has no additional flavoring, not even salt. It has a very bad reputation among foreigners. Some of my American friends even use… (more…)

Peter and Dan Need Sponsorship Now


I spend a lot of time showing you Peter’s photography, but I have not told you much about his past. Humphrey, our social worker, was walking home one day when he found two starving little boys digging through the trash. These two boys’ names were Peter and Dan. They had very little–basically the cloths on their back and Angeline, Peter’s… (more…)

Electricity Problems in Africa

  Excuse me for not having a post last night, my coworker was preparing to leave for America in the morning; then another one of my friends had an emergency. Our electric company has gone on strike this week. So, as you can imagine, cold showers at my house! I don’t know about you, but the sight of my electric pole makes… (more…)