Around much of the Caribbean, the period before Lent is a whole season; indeed in Haiti, the Carnaval season seems to stretch from the New Year right up to Mardi Gras.
London is a huge old and diverse city which hosts many hundreds of niches to entertain just about anyone. One interesting niche, which took my family well off the well-worn […]
More girls were killed in the last 50 years, precisely because they were girls, than men killed in all the wars in the 20th century. (Half the Sky) In light […]
This past week was the penultimate week of lectures this term. Where does the time go??? I was a bachelor for much of Sunday and Monday, as Faith was in […]
At first glance, the minibus taxis* that ply Uganda’s roads might look a rather homogenous lot. Almost all are white with blue trim. They all have an encircled letter T on […]
Last week I met a lot of polygamists. In fact, the majority of villagers my parents, sister, and I met in western Kenya were part of polygamist families. The shock […]
I don’t have much commentary to offer in this post, but I thought I’d share some of the more amusing (and fervent) business names I’ve seen here in Kampala. In […]