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Chad, Africa: The Grand Finale

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On my final day at the clinic the workers organized a goat to be slaughtered on my behalf. It was a kind and unexpected gesture. Some of the men even stayed after work hours and waited to leave the site … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Total Abandon

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25 March Well, I’ve finally done it. I’ve eaten testicles. It was completely by accident and just the thought of it still makes me a bit ill. We were at our favorite restaurant which is just some well worn plastic … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Slaughter on the Rock

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22 March It is customary here in Chad to slaughter a goat or a sheep when you are breaking ground on a new site. The villagers say it wards off evil spirits but this has nothing to do with Islam. … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Junkyard Boss

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16 March We decided to give the men a taste of some good ol’ rock ‘n roll to get the day started. At 6:30 a.m. we blasted some Led Zeppelin and they got a good laugh out of my air … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Sandstorm

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12 March While were at the bus station (and when I say bus station I mean a dirt parking lot) I noticed a man selling used clothing. He had a plastic tarp on the ground with 4 large piles on … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Gift from the Gods

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6 March I had a terrible headache for a day which put me in the dumps. I have been drinking copious amounts of water so it was not dehydration. It took me a while to figure out that it was … Continue reading

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Chad, Africa: Circumcision and Superadobe

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28 February I am filthy and stinking. I probably bathe and change my clothes twice a week. Good thing my wife isn’t here. Today is our day off so I am doing laundry for the first time. It is a … Continue reading

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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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