Since last Monday I have been traveling in the “field” as it is so called. The “field” is development organization lingo that refers to travel to any of the districts outside of the headquarters. In my opinion, it creates this sense of isolation and differentiation between the policy makers that sit behind desks in the … More Field Trip
Murchison Falls National Park is the largest of its kind in Uganda. Last weekend, we had the opportunity to travel up to the north west of the country and enjoy a boat safari, game drive, and overnight at one of the camping lodges there in the park. It was a quick trip. We left Saturday … More Murchison Falls
For the Fourth of July weekend, I packed my backpack and ventured off to Zanzibar, Tanzania. You may be wondering why with a stint of only 10 weeks in Uganda, I am leaving the country. Well, I am a beach babe at heart, an island mama if you will, and have you seen what Zanzibar … More To Zanzibar!
My Sunday mornings kick off around 8 am when I am gently awoken by the first service of the day at the church in my backyard. I sleep with open windows (the temperature is perfect here) so the acoustics wander in freely and it sounds as if I am smack in the front row. The … More The Baha’i Temple
Weekend four in Kampala was a spiritual journey to two different houses of worship within the city: The Gaddafi National Mosque (this post) and the Bahai Temple (next post). Churches can be found on any and every street here in the city. My balcony on Sundays become VIP seating for the church’s choir about a … More The Gaddafi Mosque
My second weekend in Kampala was chock full of cultural inductions. Saturday was a lazy morning with a long extended yoga practice outside in the sun. The weather is perfect for it here with sunny skies and temperatures around 75 degrees. After being well stretched and ready to take on the city, we slapped on our … More The Weekender
Let me preface this post with the fact that I have had a less than five minute commute for the past year in Austin. My father commutes from New Jersey to NYC on the daily. My mother, a steadfast work horse, travels from Mendham to Princeton for her job. And me? Well, for this summer … More The Daily Grind