So, there is this little family that lives at the end of the road: a mom, and three boys. We know the boys because they come to play with Gracie and Glory. The oldest, Joshua, is a responsible calm older boy. The next younger is Fefa, who is about 8 yrs. old and he isContinue reading “A charmed childhood.”
New member of the family. 🙄 Today, I came home from work and exuberant children ran at me as I walked in from the road: my two and the other three boys from the neighborhood that had come to play. “Mommy, mommy! We caught a bird.” “It is our new family member.” “Fefa caught itContinue reading “New member of the family.”
Last night we made sushi. We bought the sticky rice from an Asian store in Kampala. I brought some seaweed paper from US. The avacados, onion, carrots and fried sweet potatoes are from here. Delicious!!
I was feeling discouraged last week. I had been working on a project for nearly a month, solid. I had put a lot of work into it. But since there are a lot of deciding committees and there are multiple layers of management above me–somehow in the upper echelons of power something was decided and my immediateContinue reading “He sends comfort”
Pictured below is some of the most delicious chicken I have ever eaten: Chicken Luwombo. It takes forever to make, so people make it for special occasions. The chicken is cooked over a charcoal fire, inside a shaped pocket of banana leaves. It is incredibly savory. The flavor is partially attributed to the banana leavesContinue reading “Chicken Luwombo”
Stephen hired her a long time ago before I even arrived on the scene. In general maids are at the bottom of the social order. It sounds like a fabled privilege to have such a luxury. However everyone in Uganda has the real story of their struggle with this or that maid. The one whoContinue reading “The maid I can’t communicate with yet.”
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ODeL (Online Distance eLearning) Team meeting at 10:00am. There is African time. There are western time keepers. I look at my pale skin and I know I will be held to the Western standards but have to navigate the African challenges. I get up at 7:30am, skip breakfast, dress to the Ugandan lecturer standard. IContinue reading “Getting to Working”
https://youtu.be/ENTxLntIINg Note: Please excuse the video quality, I have little to no editing capabilities here in Uganda. I have relocated to Uganda in order to pursue the next opportunity in my career as an instructional designer. We are still working out the details of my position at UCU. This video is a much too longContinue reading “Mission 2021”
I usually get fantastic views in the evening or in morning sunrises. Likely, I have these at home in US also,I just don’t see them because I don’t have to go outside to visit the kitchen or the bathroom.