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odin takes on ethiopia. or, adventures in responsible parenting

December 31st, 2008 · 5 Comments · Phil

traveling with a newborn (infant? toddler? whatever) requires some logistical adjustments to the routine. some we didn’t plan for but in retrospect were unsurprising (if you go sightseeing for an entire day without naps and quiet time, you will have to deal with a tiny nuclear bomb for an hour+ that night). some we did [...]

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again! murchison one week later

May 13th, 2008 · 1 Comment · Phil

another great trip up to murchison falls national park. plenty of photos and comments over at philsgood photo a day. highlights included lions, birds, breakdowns and a new place to stay.

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heading back north

May 8th, 2008 · No Comments · Phil

paige was jealous (and rightly so) that i got to see the lions, so i’m going to pick her up in pakwach and we’re going to spend a couple days in murchison. planning on camping out on the delta. i got a nifty little stove today at the gas station. it’s a four-liter propane tank [...]

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weekend in murchison

May 5th, 2008 · 2 Comments · Phil

paige is in arua for ten days heading a training session for her malaria project. i’m holding down the fort with the cats, and on thursday (international labour day, public holiday) tom came over to help me in the garden. he’s currently a deputy director for save the children africa but is also a big-time [...]

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monday updates one month later

April 28th, 2008 · No Comments · Phil

ok, time to do some housecleaning so i can start with the updates again. to summarize: paige’s parents visited and we went all over the place. paige is growing in a big way. she’s been busy at work. i’ve been busy on the computer. we are here for only five more weeks.

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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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ssese islands - labor day

September 5th, 2007 · No Comments · Paige

labor day weekend, the quintessential end-of-summer last hurrah at the lake…normally fox lake (andersons) or lake superior (bowens), but this year lake victoria (anderson bowens). reeling from a week of nastily coinciding work and personal issues, i desperately needed a getaway just me and phil. with just 2+ days and not much money, [...]

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year one x2

June 27th, 2007 · No Comments · Paige

we did something crazy last year this time.  we got married then 3 weeks later we moved to africa.  supposedly the “big” events in adult life are marriage, moving, starting a new job, and going back to school.  we did 3 out of 4 in less than a month.  all worked out great, though, and [...]

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nangyuan island

June 24th, 2007 · 1 Comment · Paige

i can’t remember exactly where our friends A&G went for their honeymoon, but i do know that it was a tropical island where they planned to snorkel and swim in the clear blue ocean and enjoy the sunshine on white sand beaches. as it turns out, they had maybe one day of sunshine their [...]

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