Monthly Archives: June 2012

Mosquitoes: Literally the Worst

In the past year or so, I have been in a figurative battle against the inappropriate use of the word “literally”. I’m fine with figurative language, but there’s something horribly ironic when the only time people use the word “literally” … Continue reading

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Getting The Motivation I Need

I have always been something of a linguophile. Prior to my senior year of high school, I did battle with my high school counselor, (which progressed to discussion with my school’s principal, then a vice principal) about whether or not … Continue reading

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Finding My Way

I think I’ve heard the cliché a million times. The honeymoon is over. In other words, the bliss and novelty of an experience have worn off, and what follows is the grim reality of the future. Or something like that. … Continue reading

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A Morning at the Market: Nairobi Part Three

Sunday in Nairobi also began slowly; I think all of us were grateful for the chance to sleep in. Eventually, Cindy, the interns and I made our way to a market in the Central Business District so that the interns … Continue reading

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Giraffes and Monkeys and Misfits, oh my: Nairobi Part Two

Day Two started with a trip to the Giraffe Centre in Nairobi (yes, they use British English in Kenya, so it is the “Centre”). I went with Cindy, and then three students at Georgetown (“the interns”) who are here doing … Continue reading

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Matutu Musical Chairs: Nairobi Part One

I’m making my trip to Nairobi into three parts—Part 2 coming Tuesday and Part 3 Wednesday I seem incapable of having boring matatu (bus) rides whenever I go between Nanyuki and Nairobi. This weekend I went down into the city … Continue reading

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June 15th–Stray Observations

I can tell already that there will be times when I’ll struggle to come up with a good topic to blog about. Also, there have already been some things that I’ve thought are pretty interesting, but perhaps don’t merit a … Continue reading

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