growing season

There are supposedly three seasons in Zambia. Hot and dry, cool, and rainy season. I don’t really believe this. Cause I have also experienced burning season and hot and rainy season (which happens to include “all the spiders come out” season). We are currently on the tail end of planting …

burdens

There are not many options for mental healthcare in Zambia. I don’t mean this like I’d say “I wish my city had more resources for mental illness.” In Ndola, not many options really means no options. Nada. I haven’t even found one. But there are several men around town that …

the taxi experience

In Cape Town, at 3:15 am on January 1st, the pre-arranged taxi called to say he had arrived for our airport transfer. As early as it was, we were relieved that he had actually arrived and told him we’d be out shortly. Once outside, we could hear the New Year’s …

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 …

reconnecting

It has been over a month since I wrote a blog. Thanksgiving was weeks ago. I have been promising a newsletter for a year. I have a few emails in my inbox properly labeled “friends” awaiting a response that have been sitting there for weeks months.   I would like …

the other side

After a trip to the USA, a Zambian friend of mine has been back in Zambia for several weeks. I followed his trip mostly through Facebook posts of his most recent meals, but also through his intermittent Skype calls and emails over the three week journey. The first and one …

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 …