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Entries from November 2006

morphine

November 30th, 2006 · No Comments · Phil

i’ve been sick for a month. mostly a diffuse, general, non-specific sort of sick in my head and sinuses and throat. on a couple occasions, however, it (the sickness) has found its way in to my ear canal and caused a severe headache and sore throat on the left side of my head. so yesterday [...]

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more on murchison

November 30th, 2006 · No Comments · Phil

The Plan was to leave the rhinos and make it all the way to murchison by the evening. there was four+ hours of daylight left and it was under 150km to our destination, but depending on the rain and the condition of dirt roads, maximum speed can vary dramatically. i have an excellent sense of [...]

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we live in a zoo

November 29th, 2006 · No Comments · Paige

my 2-year old niece maggie goes to the como zoo with marmee (grandma) to see all the animals that live with aunt paige in africa. i’m sure she’s got this picture in her head of aunt paige and uncle phil living in a house full of animals running around - lions and tigers and [...]

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paige’s reappearance

November 28th, 2006 · No Comments · Paige

you may have wondered where i’ve gone. first, shortly after my last post (november 4th) phil came home. that’s enough explanation in and of itself, but immediately following his homecoming i landed myself in a 2-week long workshop (10 hours 6 days a week). then, not wanting to create excuses i swear, [...]

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thanksgiving wknd - rhinos

November 28th, 2006 · No Comments · Phil

where to start? over the thanksgiving wknd, paige and i drove to murchison falls national park in northwest uganda. we’re trying to get out of the city for a sightseeing adventure at least once a month. other than the mountain gorilla tracking, which has a year+ waiting list, uganda is largely undiscovered as a tourist [...]

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new photos

November 15th, 2006 · 2 Comments · Phil

if you frequent the blogosphere, you’ll have no doubt noticed that unlike many/most blogs out there, we don’t have photos with the text of our blog entries. the reasons are that 1) we like the look of just having text 2) there are plenty of photos elsewhere on our site and 3) even if we [...]

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…and i’m hitting the ground running

November 12th, 2006 · No Comments · Phil

more hitting the ground than running.
today was my first weekend morning run with peter since my last day here in august. you may recall what happened that time. i’m still sick enough that i’m not too interested in going running, but i felt so bad saying no yesterday that i couldn’t turn peter [...]

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…and i’m back

November 10th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Phil

in some ways it feels like i never left, though paige assures me that in fact i did. new things include having our cat running around the house, a softer, greener feel to the city (i left just as the wet season was getting underway), and the sun going to the south now that it’s [...]

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mugole eats enswa

November 4th, 2006 · 1 Comment · Paige

5 days straight in ssembabule and all i ate was a rotating menu of matooke, posho, beans and cabbage. sometimes there was meat and once there were potatoes. matooke is boiled green plantains, posho is the same as ugali and is a hardened maize flour mixture. matooke and posho are so common [...]

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geography lessons

November 4th, 2006 · 3 Comments · Paige

i was in the field all week for community health worker training. the mihv field site in ssembabule has a dormitory, so the 30+ villagers that we trained got to spend a whole week as residents with us. for most, that’s a really big deal - food, tea, water, mosquito nets, and time [...]

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