June 2008 Photos Uploaded

Julia’s final batch of photos from her Fulbright year are now online. Julia’s Photos from June 2008 Kampala scenes, Obama coverage in Uganda, home of Dean Kijjambu, International School of Uganda, visits to her property, ladies making beads, Nairobi Museum...

Leaving Uganda

In a matter of hours I will be leaving Uganda. Of course, I will return, but probably never again live here for this long a stretch. Like Owen, I am ending this year long adventure as I began it — in the safe haven of the...
Whirlwind

Whirlwind

A whirlwind of activity, bittersweet goodbyes and the anxiety of moving and traveling, of wanting it to be over. My nest is my comfort zone. Even though five boxes have been shipped and many things sold and packed, there are still the odd bits that have not been sold...
Gorillas in the Mist and Lions Sleeping in Trees

Gorillas in the Mist and Lions Sleeping in Trees

We awake early morning to leave at 6:00, and the driver is almost an hour late. We arrive at the base camp at Ruhija (I believe) and are briefed on etiquette in the forest — no eating or drinking near the gorillas, stay 21 feet away, don’t go in if you are...
Bwindi

Bwindi

Off to Bwindi Impenetrable Forest in a 4×4 with a driver called Joseph of Abacus Tours. The potholed road is familiar to me — Kampala to Masaka to Mbarara, and then off on a very rough road to Bwindi in Kanungu District in the southwest corner of the...

Another Small Kindness

I was moving boxes – books, computer, printer – from the flat to take to the Fedex office at the Serena Hotel downtown. One box was beyond me, so I asked Christine if she could find a boy outside to help. She came back with the young man who collects fees...