Rejoice! Rejoice!

Nothing quite feels like Christmas. Over the month of November, the local grocery started decorating for Christmas. It started small, a few lights and tinsel strands and week after week has grown into a full-fledged Christmas extravaganza. Frankenmuth, look out! I’ve been learning a lot about traditions. Though independent, Zambia …

the heat is on

Just in case you were wondering, it gets real hot in Zambia. If you looked at today’s forecast on weather.com, it might say the temperature is currently 76*. Don’t let that fool you – it is not 76*. Currently it is at least one million degrees. (this is not an …

new, again

Hey friends. Me here again. Now back in Zambia and properly settled back into a new living space, with new people around and new stuff to do. I took a hiatus from the blog. Not really on purpose, but just because it was an easy thing to let fall to …

becoming Jane (Goodall)

Okay, okay, okay. So here’s the lowdown on my adventurous weekend. There is a mysterious chimpanzee sanctuary somewhere in the backwoods of Zambia. That’s all I really knew on Friday when I drove to meet up with a friend before setting out to find this place Saturday. We tentatively packed …

southern

I am really bad at being a southerner. I don’t like sweet tea, am completely uninterested in monograming anything {everything}, I spent years training to give speeches without letting on that I have a drawl and probably most condemningly, since given the choice as an adult, have chosen to spend …

night

The stars are out in full force tonight. You’ll have to take my word for it, because the best the iPhone can do is an apparently blank slate. I stood for a minute to count all that I could and made it to 100 before deciding my efforts were fruitless; …

the relativity of time

Time is all a relative thing.   I’m not going to launch into any sort of diatribe about how age is just a number. (The romantic in me believes this to be true, but my recent ventures in C25K and the odd pain and trials its has caused my body …