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I teach abroad and continue to pursue the life I was given as if it was my last. Many people think it is. In my spare time, I enjoy lapping up ice cream, reading spy novels, and euthanizing manta rays.

Tuesday, August 24, 2010


Chez Mulka on the site of Kyambogo U. Gardener Dan awaits me with bated breath...

I'm nearly settled with my packing, my last-minute issues with technology, money, housing, and social good-byes. I have plenty of underwear. My deodorant should last me through at least October. Nevertheless, I am thoroughly unprepared for the onslaught of mosquitoes, netting, isolation, and social curiosity that will undoubtedly seep into the crevasse of my daily routine some 48 hours from now. But for now, it's preparation and anticipation. Thoughts of a new adventure, a new challenge, a new beginning, and a new way to make my mark on the world, in some small but meaningful way. How can I do that? How can I affect these people I am about to meet? Am I ready for the surprises, fears, inequities and heartbreaks? Can I deal with them? Can I make an impact? Can I have sleep with mosquitoes the size of crab cakes sizzling past my schnozz? Things just got a whole lot more impossibler.

1 comment:

  1. Looks great. Really great. I'm sure you'll have a great time.
    BTW, The geckos are good because they eat insects. Have a great week.