Sunday, July 31, 2011

Tuesday, July 19, 2011


From Kampala, took an overnight bus up to (the country formerly known as) Sudan. Birth of a new nation, all that. It was awesome. And hot.

Best dressed kid I saw:

SPLA everywhere. Saw not just one, but several asleep on sidewalks with a stash of RPGs next to them. I love weapon safety practices.

You know it's hot when the Sudanese are passing out. Still, the number of times the emcee was able to get the crowd to pump their fists and wave their flags with a rousing cheer of "South Sudan Woye!" was impressive. I am led to believe that "woye" means "hooray." They woye-ed everything.

A goat market in Juba. Most of the goats were bought up for celebratory slaughter purposes. Goat slaughter (or, goats laughter) woye!

grocery shopping in Kampala

Unfortunately, I couldn't find any brains or hooves.

Friday, June 24, 2011

Nairobi by car

The internet we've been sponging off the UN for the last month stopped working last week. If it starts working again, the quality and frequency of these posts will improve. In the meantime, here's a video of Nairobi that my flatmate made for her job - it's the drive we make every day, rain or shine:

Saturday, June 18, 2011


I'm in Nairobi for a few months. Doing some legal and advocacy work with refugees, and trying not to get myself killed by wildebeests or matatus on the weekends. More photos to come soon.


Law school (and efforts to distract myself from law school) took me a way for a spell. So, here's a goat, asking your forgiveness:

Friday, September 10, 2010

if looks could kill

On page 76 of Jude Deveraux's A Knight in Shining Armor, you will read this gem of a thought from the story's protagonist:

As she looked in the mirror, she thought that if all women had to confront the world with the face God gave them, there would be a great increase in female suicides.

With the growing gender demographic imbalance in China and all that it portends for a global surplus of men and a shortage of women to marry, it's good to know that Cover Girl and Revlon are doing their part to keep so many ladies away from the precipice of death. Um, better to love the face God gave you than wind up like this: