A Year in Uganda: Postings from Mulago Hill

Monkey visiting the apartment

Sunset, hyenas and the scrap heap

Last night, sun was setting over Entebbe, the billowing cumulus clouds high above smoldering as if they are about to emit Elijah the prophet. Below, the cirrus clouds making sharp dark lines through the remains of the sun's still brilliant flame. I rode back to...

Kwanjula Ceremony

May, 2008: When a man and woman decide to marry, the man’s family must come to meet the family of the woman. The man’s family brings with them lots of gifts or “bride price” - these can include simple symbolic items to honor the tradition or elaborate and expensive...

Kenyatta University, Nairobi

June 16-17 View photos from the meeting Kenyatta University Nairobi, Kenya I arrive at Jomo Kenyatta airport to find Prof. Caroline Lang'at-Thoruwa, Director of the Center for Linkages and International Programmes at Kenyatta University, smiling and waving to me from...

What I’m Dealing With

Dear Richard and Harriet, I just wanted to update you on the upset of yesterday. Thank you for being available to help. Early last week, I obtained an estimate from your KK mechanic for repairs to my car -- the piece holding the exhaust pipe to the car needed to be...

Figure 1

If I ever write a book about the past 18 years of work here, I should perhaps call it "Figure 1," the guard code of a security firm here for a white woman or "all is well." At the Sheraton gate, for example, when the guard begins to query my driver, Moses says,...

Note on this blog

I am not under any illusion that this "blog" is great writing or even my best. But it is an honest attempt to capture what I am doing and what is happening around me.

Customer Care

To: Professor D.J. Bakibinga Deputy Vice Chancellor for Finance and Administration Fm: Julia Royall Fulbright Scholar Chief, International Programs, U.S. National Library of Medicine, National Institutes of Health B2 - EEC Flats Re: Improvements and Security Measures...

Goodbye!

Hello to everyone! I want to say goodby and thank you for all you have done for me. This year in Uganda has been incredibly precious, and it has been a privilege to be based at the Faculty of Medicine and in partnership with the Mifumi Project. Knowing and working...