Monthly Archives: January 2013

To err is human…..

I sit at my computer quite late on a Friday night (Saturday morning actually) at the end of a week that saw an American icon, a role model for many young and old,  admit to being a deeply flawed human … Continue reading

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AU # 16

Hello there all. The last Au update, end of a short era. Joe here and feeling a bit colder than last time I wrote although France has welcomed me back with some unseasonably warmer weather. I hope you all had … Continue reading

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AU # 15

Good bye Sierra Leone, My last weekend in Sierra Leone and the journey has been amazing. I am glad I was able to share it with you all. I leave being so excited to get home and see my family … Continue reading

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AU # 14

Give me light, at any cost. As I sit in one of the world’s poorest countries I once again realize it is so hard to not have my western glasses on. How do you move a country that is pretty … Continue reading

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AU # 13

Re-use, Re-cycle, Re-think! In our throw away societies we never re-use, we just re-buy. I have just sat with my local stall holder who sells food and drinks and watched her bag up sugar in small plastic bags cutting off … Continue reading

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AU # 12

BLACK FRIDAY BLUES Thanksgiving nearly passed me by but last night one of the brothers asked me at dinner last what it was all about. I told him about the harvest meal shared with the Indians after the pilgrim’s hard … Continue reading

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AU # 11

It’s a big city, but definitely not the Big Apple! Cities, no matter how unsustainable they may be over a certain population, I still love them in all shapes and forms, my favorite city aside, Freetown is just another one … Continue reading

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AU # 10

Hello Africa Updatees! I just want to say this philosophical ditty ahead was born of facing my own mortality – strangely to blame on our age of digital communication. As I have been away from my family now for over … Continue reading

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AU # 9

Get on your bikes and ride! Freddy Mercury was getting fat bottomed girls on bikes way before I was getting bikes to topless African woman. Okay I exaggerate, none of those topless women come to the workshops, they just hang … Continue reading

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AU # 8

War, what is it good for? Absolutely nothin’! I rode my bike through the surrounding jungle and small villages leading to a river on the outskirts of Lunsar. An idyllic day, the hot sun blazed above, tempered thankfully by the … Continue reading

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