Lord, Save Me!

Merry Christmas, happy holidays and a happy new year. I’m enjoying the novelity of the first few days of the year, as much as I enjoy – new clothes, a new hairdo, visiting new places. It’s been a month since I last posted, I’ve been holidaying. It’s always surprising to me the copious amount of…

Travel Stories: Durban

Last week, I went to this climate change meeting in Durban they call the COP 17. There were at least 17,000 people there. Some drove but most flew in. The South African government did a fantastic job. This was one of the best organized international conferences on the continent. No offense Accra, I like you…

25 Thank Yous

It’s Thanksgiving Day. I am not feeling in a particularly thankful mood. Sure God has been good to me but I am not overflowing with gratefulness/ awe/ wonder as I should. There I go again, ‘shoulda-coulda-woulda-ing’ myself. When will I ever get that it’s ok to feel whatever I am feeling? That feelings have no…

Maybe there is a loving God….

Two nights ago, my friend was attacked in her apartment at 5am in the morning. Some guy climbed over the balcony, jammed a window open, stole all her electronics and then raped her. He stabbed her pet first to show her that he was deathly serious. I am speechless and no matter how much I…

Desert Geography

This week I am at a climate change meeting in Mopti, Mali. Mopti is smack in the center of the Malian desert and only a few hours away from Timbuktu. (I might have headed for the famous Timbuktu but I doubt my family could afford the ransom. Lol. Ok, not very funny. ) My colleague…