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March 29th, 2007 · No Comments · Phil

i’m back in uganda after almost two weeks in norway and sweden. it was definitely a worthwhile trip in terms of ski racing photography and maintaining my contact to the nordic ski world. i had more tourist time than last year’s trip, too, so i got to see some good sights in oslo and stockholm. [...]

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last king of scotland - the movie

March 21st, 2007 · No Comments · Paige

last king of scotland premiered in uganda right around the time seth arrived in town…about 5 weeks ago. it was a big deal - forest whittaker was here, there was a red carpet at garden city. we didn’t have enough connections - although we do know the bbc correspondent - to get us [...]

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ultimate, post-7HC

March 18th, 2007 · No Comments · Paige

sunday pickup was fun for me tonight for the first time in a good 1.5 months. following the tournament (see 7HC), maybe i was a little burned out. i’m struggling with the constant restart - this is a forehand, this is a stack, this is a cut - that comes from having new [...]

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today’s answer is employment

March 16th, 2007 · No Comments · Paige

i recently wrote about the influx of people looking for jobs now that we’ve advertised the location of our offices. i may have unintentionally sounded frustrated…seeming to say, “please, stop - no more!” then, yesterday i was reminded of the unique position i am in to make a difference.

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(un)employment

March 13th, 2007 · 2 Comments · Paige

following the tradition of NGOs in africa, we recently installed road signs pointing the way to our offices. added visibility is good for the organization. an unforseen but expected consequence, however, is that the signs bring people knocking at the door looking for a job.

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uno teaches me a lesson

March 13th, 2007 · No Comments · Paige

uno’s in high heaven here. for the first time since he was 7 months old he gets to go outside and he loves it. our new house in mbuya has an enormous yard (”garden” in uganda-speak) with lots of vegetation and animal life to explore and - to our comfort - comes replete [...]

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hei from scandinavia

March 12th, 2007 · No Comments · Phil

i arrived in stockholm yesterday morning, and after purchasing my train ticket and stowing my stuff in a locker, spent the day bumming around the city. i slept in a bed on the overnight train from stockholm to oslo, and today is a lot like yesterday. my stuff is in a locker at the oslo [...]

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do you value your life?

March 8th, 2007 · No Comments · Phil

this happened in december, but it was just before our trip to rwanda, so it got lost in the shuffle of christmas, travel, guests and gorillas. it’s probably the story that i tell the most here, though, (now eclipsed by bin laden’s urine-mud balls) so i should get around to blogging it.
i enjoy driving around [...]

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on assignment

March 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Phil

i have started taking on some photo and design projects. it’s nice to get some income (new lens, trip to scandinavia) and i imagine that international experience will look ok on the CV and help round out the portfolio when/if i apply for photo jobs. really though, it’s just a big learning experience all around. [...]

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