Monthly Archives: February 2015

Chad, Africa: The Colonel

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24 February Tea boiling on the fire, children reciting the Qur’an in the distance, dogs barking, donkeys, crickets, stillness. I am sitting on the mat in the sand under the stars after dinner. It makes me think of a passage … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Talisman

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22 February It looks like all of the added security due to Boko Haram is well founded. Two days ago they caught a man in N’Djamena with a bomb strapped to his stomach. He was wearing the traditional women’s hijab, … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: On the Job

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21 February If you can’t take the heat, get out of the pan. The pan being eastern Chad, of course. The two ladies who cook for us just returned from the market. They arrived in a 3 wheeled moto-taxi driven … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: The Village of Abu Ghodam

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18 February One of the volunteers here was carrying a Bible that appeared to be very old. The doctors wife asked him about it and he said that it was actually new and then proceeded to tell the story about … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: The Road to Abeche

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16 February I woke up at 3am and just read a book until Abraham picked me up. We arrived at the bus station at 6am. It was still dark and the scene was already total chaos with the honking, yelling, … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: N’Djamena

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13 February I always had this idea as a kid that the event that would signify my “arrival” in life would be exiting an airport terminal to find a stranger holding a placard with my name on it. I know … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Travels and Travails

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I am heading to Eastern Chad in Africa to work on a Superadobe project that is underway and will house a small hospital when it is complete. My adventure has already begun and I have not even reached my destination. … Continue reading

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