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Kids Club Africa 180 style!

Friday April 11th, afternoon. Livy continues…

At about 1.30pm we said our goodbyes to the villagers with whom we had been sitting and headed back to the Preschool, since the afternoon’s activities were soon to begin. 1,085 more words

On The Road In Moz

Boxes (almost) packed!

So it seems I’m starting a blog of my sabbatical. For the past few months I’ve been booking travel stuff, dreaming of exotic places, wafting dolefully around the university, and counting down the weeks until I get the fuck out already. 719 more words


Chasing the sun

First, congrats to Leona (Persinger, not Helmsley – remember that chick?!) who correctly guessed one of the mystery cities from my last post.  That’s right folks, we traveled down the 5 from wet and wily Snoqualmie towards our first mini-stay (more to come on that locale in another post).  457 more words

Beautiful view? We are in a cloud!

Monday April 6th. Livy writes:

The rain fell all night yesterday (poor campers), and hasn’t abated much today. It’s been grey and wet but slightly warmer than at home, not quite the conditions we were expecting! 738 more words

Not What We Expected

Life in Playa Samara

We’ve arrived! After a quick stop for the night in San Jose at the incredibly friendly Nomadas Hostel, we took a long bus journey through the winding roads down to the Pacific coast to a small beach town called Playa Samara. 411 more words

Costa Rica

Hello world!

Hello World! I am ‘out here’ again visible to the world after nearly four months silence since I finished being parish priest at Christ Church, Jebel Ali… 714 more words


Mind the Gap

Since my last post, a month ago, I still haven’t quite gotten back to the relentless single focus that characterized the preceding six months.  The continued pull of opportunities from the big professional group to which I belong (and recently, its annual conference), continued conversation about an opportunity at my home institution (requiring a few meetings here and there, a new vein of literature to attack briefly and furiously, and plenty of personal reflection), a family spring break excursion, and suddenly required computer maintenance have all taken their toll on my work on The Great Work. 273 more words