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Entries from January 2007

photos from the zoo and the field

January 29th, 2007 · No Comments · Phil

on the 23rd, we were at the MIHV field office to attend a certification and bike-giving ceremony for the community health workers that have received family planning education from MIHV. check out the day’s photo gallery here with comments by paige. for me it was a long day of taking photos. felt like work.
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post 100

January 22nd, 2007 · 3 Comments · Phil

we’ve been expats for nearly 7 months and you’ve had 100 posts to read. i feel like that’s a reasonable job of keeping in touch, yeah? though i don’t think a blog is quite the same as the real thing for the little nieces and nephews… but anna, benjamin, maggie, genevieve and lyra get [...]

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beware british air

January 21st, 2007 · 1 Comment · Paige

not more than 48 hours after i extolled the virtues of british airways am i back to say “stay away!”
the oneworld alliance includes american airlines and british airways, and as an american aadvantage frequent flyer i can accrue aadvantage miles while flying british…or so i thought. it’s a total scam. an itinerary [...]

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a day in london

January 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Paige

i had 11 hours in london today en route from DIA to EBB. unlike my 20+ hour layover a week ago in the other direction, this time i was in london during daylight hours and rather than waste my time sitting in heathrow i spent a day on the town in central london. [...]

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life in the zoo

January 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Phil

this morning was incredibly noisy in the trees, so i opened the shades to see what all the fuss was about and found the trees filled with parrots! sweet. they were around for more than an hour and flew closer to check out the cat, who paid no attention to them. 6-10 grey parrots and [...]

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on the phone

January 16th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Phil

in the states, i have this aversion to making phone calls. it’s not a phobia - ok, maybe it is. i like calling people i know, but making calls to get information or to arrange things isn’t my cup of tea. anyway. here it’s even worse because the first minute (i am not exaggerating. 60 [...]

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philsgood photo a day

January 14th, 2007 · No Comments · Phil

i am starting a month-long photo assignment over at philsgood photo a day. day one is posted as well as a paragraph about what i’m up to. check it out.

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a new blog post

January 12th, 2007 · 14 Comments · Phil

we’ve moved, and our new place is sick. the good kind. more space but not too big. great view of the city and the sunsets (which are more or less always in the same place on the equator. and night happens fast afterwards). a living room wall that completely opens up on to the patio [...]

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christmas 2006, part 2: the rest of the story

January 11th, 2007 · No Comments · Paige

t&e arrived in uganda just before christmas as our first visitors from home. i prepared, i planned, i looked forward to their visit. as to be expected not all of the visit went as planned, but as my grandpa used to say “if everything went right, we’d never have any stories.” so, [...]

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gorillas

January 11th, 2007 · No Comments · Phil

some of the best-known tourist attractions in uganda are the families of mountain gorilla (gorilla gorilla) that live in the southwest corner of the country, along the border of rwanda and the d.r. congo. there are 700 mountain gorillas left in the world, with ~380 living on that tri-border area in mgahinga natl park in [...]

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