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August 14th, 2009 · No Comments · Phil

arg. none of my texts during this trip posted to twitter from my phone. here they are in order. also included are my facebook status updates which get texted to a ugandan phone number. technology. crazy. i hear they even have the internet on computers these days. [Read more →]

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odin goes for a ride

August 14th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Phil

odin has spent plenty of time out of our sight both with strange people in strange lands and with his nanny here in kampala. the other day while i was at my desk, i heard florence laughing like crazy and while she and odin are always laughing, this was to such an extent that i had to go investigate. here is what i found: [Read more →]

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a few photos from AB3 MN summer vacation

August 4th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Phil

despite the attitude of the previous post, we had a good, busy trip home. check out a few photos inside! video too! [Read more →]

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home again, home again, jiggedy jig

August 4th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Phil

just returned from a three-week trip back to MN. it was good to be home. sort of. somewhat melancholy post to follow. [Read more →]

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some dad and boy time in ssembabule

June 26th, 2009 · 2 Comments · Phil

the AB3 plus a recently-arrived volunteer piled in to elsie the land cruiser on wednesday morning and headed down to ssembabule, one of the districts where MIHV works. Nowadays this might be the kind of occasion where odin stays home with me or florence goes with paige and odin to the field. but there wasn’t enough milk in the freezer to separate mom and odin for 2-3 days, and elsie was too full to add a nanny, so off i went! odin and i spent most of our time in the hotel. ssembabule is ridiculous dusty right now so outside time was limited. makes me realize how sweet our garden is. check out a bunch of odin photos: [Read more →]

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an intense week

June 15th, 2009 · 3 Comments · Phil

last saturday our best friend’s brother, who was visiting from the states with his wife, died in a road accident in queen elizabeth national park. his wife was seriously injured and was flown to amsterdam for surgery. what followed was a very intense week of ups and downs and lots of reminders of what’s important in life. [Read more →]

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random monday. goings ons with the AB3

June 2nd, 2009 · 1 Comment · Phil

how is it already june? how is it that we mark three years in uganda this month? how is odin 10 months old today (june 2)? arg, time goes right by. plenty doing on our end. i was in karamoja for a week. paige and odin were in west nile for three days. we leave for a big trip (all together…there’s a concept) on sunday. jump ahead for more. pictures, video, links, it’s the total package. [Read more →]

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off to karamoja

May 24th, 2009 · No Comments · Phil

i head out sunday morning for a six-day photo assignment in karamoja. that’s the northeast corner of uganda. I’ll be documenting the programs of Save the Children. i’m really excited to visit the region because i otherwise probably wouldn’t be able to go on my own. the natives are nomadic herders and violent cattle raids are kind of a way of life. it will be a whole new landscape and people that i haven’t seen yet. everything i hear is how beautiful it is up there. look for plenty of photos when i get back!

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hangin with the boy

May 19th, 2009 · 1 Comment · Phil

now that i’m gone a bunch with photo jobs and such, we have a nanny around more often. she’s here on some of the days that i’m home, too, because there’s plenty of work to be done when i’m back from shooting. i definitely don’t have the multitasking skills to get my stuff done and take care of odin for the day. but my favorite days are still when the two of us get to hang and play and go out and about. pictures and more after the jump. [Read more →]

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moses kipsiro is the man

April 27th, 2009 · No Comments · Phil

today we did a fun run at the international school. i ran 10k, (finished 34th) and paige walked the 5k with odin (finished 248th and 249th). big surprise was moses kipsiro showing up right before the start and jumping in. moses was the bronze medalist in the 5000 at the 2007 track world championships, got 5th in the olympic 5000 last year and just last month got SILVER at the world cross country championships in amman, jordan. he is the real deal. young, too, maybe only 22-23? so he is 100% on track to win some world championship and olympic gold medals in the near future. check out the pictures after the jump! [Read more →]

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