today i am in Sudan. the place i am staying is called “Maridi”. It is a small town just north of the DRC border in the southwest part of Sudan. This place is amazing. Lush vegitation everywhere. Tons of different fruits – bananas, mangos, papaya, pineapple and many more. Very very green at the moment. […]
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There was a time I traveled around South Sudan living out of tents. I used buckets, basins, jerrycans to shower, wash, and filter clean water. I often paid someone to go and collect for me from someplace far away. Have you ever tried to carry 20 liters of water? Its heavy. Water Pipes Life without […]
This is a copy of my current business card. I love this card because it starts quite a few conversations. I think primarily in the line of “what the heck is that?”. Some try to be cute and tell me it looks like me. No it doesn’t. I have had a few people ask me […]
as the bird flies… (in a straight line:)), Nairobi is 8,628.93 miles or so from East Texas, the area which i come from. at least that is what Google Earth indicates. today i have been looking at Google Earth and found that they have updated some of the images and information that they had on […]
from the sudan radio service ” 20 April 2006 â€“ (Juba) â€“ The President of the Government of Southern Sudan, Lieutenant General Salva Kiir Mayardit, revealed on Tuesday that the Lordâ€™s Resistance Army has accepted his governmentâ€™s initiative to mediate between their force and the Government of Uganda to end the 19-year conflict in Uganda. […]
I just found out that the lord’s resistance army that was causing so much trouble in the place I was working last year has recently met with representatives of the Government of Southern sudan and that they have come to some sort of agreement to cease hostilities and work towards a peaceful solution. The details […]
i was encouraged to post a prettier picture than the one of my medicine coated eye. so i thought flowers would be prettier than a big ugly eye: the Lord’s Resistance army attacked some more NGO’s and UN peacekeepers in the town of yambio over the weekend. different reports are coming out of the area […]
its mid march, how did that happen? not alot has been going on for me. I am back in uganda for a couple of weeks to do some work and hating that i have to be away from mary for so long. what really sucks is that I will be returning tomaridi,sudan sometime in april […]
i forgot that free accounts don’t always do what you think they will do for you. Like let you upload tons of photos to your hearts content. oh well… it was just a whole lot easier to upload them to flickr than the way I have to do it with my own website….grrr… i need […]
Around 6 in the evening last night we heard reports that the Lord’s Resistance Army rebels were moving near the airstrip. The airstrip is about 2 kilometers (just a bit more than a mile) from our compound.
Suddenly a long exchange of gunfire erupted somewhere off in the distance. Not too distant cause it was very loud and everyone around started running. Had I not just finished four bottles of Ugandan Bell, I might have been a lot more startled than I was at the time.
currently the sky is overcast and white flakes are falling down to the ground. if it were not for the sake that it is something like 90 degrees farenheit and i am sweating like a pig (its true pigs sweat alot), one might think that it was snowing. what is apparantly happening is that people […]
i forgot that in two days it will be thanksgiving. unfortunately no turkey for me this year. mabye some chicken though. yesterday we had a slight scare. there was a rumor reported that a small group of lord’s resistance army rebels were moving towards maridi with the intent to cause harm. apparantly a small group […]
The LRA have been causing some havoc in these region over the last few months. I think part of it is due to the fact that they are being pushed out of the areas they seem to normally operate in. Something akin to disturbing a bee’s nest and they just go crazy. In the last […]
yesterday morning i got up at 5 to catch my 6 a.m. flight back to maridi in Southern Sudan. i hate getting up early. so i am now back in sudan. its the end of the rainy season, so things are beginning to heat up a bit more than normal. about mid january, this whole […]
its going on to 6 and everyone in this office split sometime around 4ish. me, i ain’t go no money and nowhere to go, so I am sitting here desperately hoping something exciting arrives in my email or someone calls me to say they are going to treat me to a night out. but not […]
so its been some time since i updated here. sorry for that. currently I am in Southern Sudan in a town called Maridi (In between the towns of Yambio and Yei). I am back to work with the Sudan Basic Education Program. We are currently developing teacher training materials and i am helping out with […]
its hot right now. im sweating all over the desk. its disgusting. i’ve added some more photos.
early wednesday morning i woke up because i had a problem with my back. i stretched and did a number of things to get rid of the kink that had taken up residence just under my right shoulder blade. nothing worked. so i got up and took some paracetamal and then went to the toilet. […]
tuesday i went to a town called Yambio about 80 miles east of here to check out a “printing” press and see some of the things happening on that side. took us six hours to drive the 80 miles. The road is slightly bigger than the width of a vehicle. Mud. some rocks here and […]
friday night i was sitting eating some food when i started to feel strange. i walked to the bathroom and noticed i had begun to shiver quite a bit. i never felt nauseous or had any problems with running to the loo again. but apparently i had a fever and i definitely started to feel […]
the funny thing about being in the bush is that when something breaks, it takes a while to get it fixed. a while back our whole internet system went down and as it turned out, i and one other person were the only ones capable of examining the situation to see if we could fix […]