Have you ever tried to alter someone's opinion on how to do something? Something they have been taught to do and told that it is the best and really, the only way, to do something? Changing a mindset is not easy. I have been in Tanzania, working at a rural secondary school for nine months… Continue reading Changing A Mindset
I had the amazing opportunity to go on safari into both the Ngorongoro Crater and the Serengeti a few weeks back. It was truly beyond expectations and I was filled with awe nearly 24/7 for four, precious days. Here is my photo-journal. The Ngorongoro Crater was nothing that I was expecting. It is a huge… Continue reading On Safari
The glory that is the Tanzanian sky is humbling. Along with the wide-open swath of the savannahs and valleys, the combination is awe-inspiring. The mornings and evenings are filled with pinks, oranges and indigo. The days tend toward robin's egg blues with cotton puffs dotting here and there. HOT The last few months have gotten… Continue reading Paintings in the Sky
It's been nearly two months since I last sat down to express the enormity of working in Tanzania. My emotions have soared and plummeted, only to soar again the next week. But, as though through the eye of a scientist, I am learning to: slow down, study with a questioning eye the ponderous inefficiencies, observe… Continue reading Changing Pedagogy
My dream is now my reality. I still keep pinching myself. I live in Tanzania! This country is so beautiful. From the smiling children out herding goats and cows to the amazing students at Mungere Secondary School where I work, to the undulating golden grasses, Acacia trees and the ever-present green backdrop of the Great… Continue reading Mungere Secondary School
I'm hitting the Refresh button yet again. But this time I am pursuing a life-long dream. I'm headed to Tanzania, Africa. For most of my life, I have wanted to help people in developing countries, with the continent of Africa being the illusive cherry on top. While I did get a short opportunity to dip… Continue reading Hitting Refresh!