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The Run

Just a heads up, this post is gonna be a long one. Nate, would you go so far as to call it a marathon post? Nah, I wouldn’t go that far. Maybe just halfway. I think one of the reasons … Continue reading

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How (Not) to (Not) Train for a Half-Marathon

While in Nairobi, on your way to Ethiopia, agree to go for a run for a friend. Do not be deterred by the fact you do not have running shoes. Tell yourself that “just one run” couldn’t do any harm. … Continue reading

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Addis!

A few times in my hometown of Vancouver, Washington, the grid has lost power, and the streetlights have stopped working. During those times, when cars go one at a time from each direction, taking turns, I have thought “this is … Continue reading

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THE MALL

When I lived in South America, I learned that Bolivians and Argentines looooove the mall. The shopping centers that we take for granted in the States or perhaps even speak about disdainfully (“It’s just so bland. It has no culture!”) … 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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