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Entries from January 2008

electricity on/off

January 31st, 2008 · 1 Comment · Paige

a headline in today’s online nytimes - “power failures outrage south africa.”
this may make international news for south africa - the “europe of africa” - but it’s commonplace in uganda. load-shedding? we don’t have it for just a few hours in the afternoon, that would be luxury. no, load-shedding in uganda tends [...]

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in the news

January 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Paige

there’s been lots o’ news coverage (local ugandan, and local minnesotan) of what i do in uganda lately. i’ve been remiss in giving a good picture on the ab.com/blog of what it is i do actually do, so sorry ’bout that…but i’m making up for it by pointing you to these links…
“it takes two [...]

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flying ugandan

January 16th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Paige

today was a first. first time flying a domestic ugandan airline. uganda recently launched its national airline, air uganda. it got cleared just before chogm for flights in/out of nairboi and had its first commercial flight sometime close to that. i considered air uganda for our tickets to zanzibar for christmas [...]

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44 hours in seat 11a

January 16th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

i’m heading to north america tonight. i’ll be in canmore, alberta shooting xc skiing world cup races for a week, then home in grand marais for two weeks. 60+ inches of snowfall already this winter!? sweet.
i got the cheapest ticket home that we’ve seen yet. $1650. yeah, cheap is relative when it comes to travel [...]

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rita the land cruiser (filling in the blanks)

January 14th, 2008 · No Comments · Phil

just because i didn’t post for six+ months doesn’t mean nothing was going on. it was actually a pretty eventful (in a good way) year. i’ll see if i can work on the backlog and fill in some of the blanks. here’s a car story from sep/oct. check the photos here after you read the [...]

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lizard tales

January 9th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Phil

the cats have taught me something that i never knew about lizards.

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new news out of africa

January 6th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Paige

if you’ve been reading the news coming out of east africa these days, you’d think the region was in chaos. since early december: ebola outbreak in uganda (also outbreaks of cholera, plague, and yellow fever), usaid worker killed in sudan, riots in kenya. but, the important thing to remember is that only the [...]

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mn golf course chili

January 6th, 2008 · No Comments · Paige

if you know me, you know i’m not much of a cook and i’m super happy i married a guy who is. i made chili for dinner last night, though, and it was good. i was proud.
i searched allrecipes.com for a chili recipe forgetting that there are whole cooking contests dedicated to chili, so i [...]

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the back 9

January 5th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

we’ve been here a year and a half. which means we have a year and a half to go. half-way(?!), where did that go? and after bragging that we had put up 100 posts in the first six months we were here, we’ve pretty much fallen off a cliff since then. i’ll try to start [...]

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the aviary that is our yard

January 3rd, 2008 · 2 Comments · Phil

this morning i decided to see how many birds i could ID in our yard today. i came up with 23. + one raptor that i couldn’t figure out. 19 before i left for the coffee shop with the morning papers. i’d say that’s pretty typical - the number of birds i saw, that is. [...]

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