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.
This morning my daughters insisted on making their breakfast on an open fire. The matches used were a few too many. But that’s the trade off for a learning experience. What is she doing in the photo? Blowing the ash back into flame.
So it’s really kind of bizarre to be as average and as unassuming as I like to because of the opportunities and the socioeconomic strata that I am classified in, a government in this current world considers me as a part of their threat category. I’m a pacifist as anyone comes. So is my husband.Continue reading “My everyday oxymoron.”
We left early to go to Kampala in order to beat the worst of the traffic. Glory and Gracie stayed behind because no child wants to wait for hours at an auto repair place. They wanted to know how to ask for tea. “Enjagala chia.” We came home late—at least 3 hours later than weContinue reading “Easter, Eggs and anticipating resurrection.”