Lessons from Kilimanjaro 

Last week I climbed to the summit of Mount Kilmanjaro. Having lived in the shadow of it for a year here in Tanzania, I felt it was only right that I take on the challenge. With two of my friends and a frightening lack of preparation, we embarked on our 80k trek. Needless to say, … Continue reading Lessons from Kilimanjaro¬†

Restore your soul (with a little help from the ocean)

For whatever we lose (like a you or a me), It's always our self we find in the sea.  E.E. Cummings    The Swahili Coast is a ridiculously beautiful part of the world. White sand, tall palms, crystal clear blue and green ocean... when you find yourself gazing out at the dhows as they cross … Continue reading Restore your soul (with a little help from the ocean)

Under Serengeti Skies…

   "There is language going on out there - the language of the wild. Roars, snorts, trumpets, squeals, whoops, and chirps all have meaning derived over eons of expression... We have yet to become fluent in the language -and music- of the wild."   Boyd Norton, Serengeti: The Eternal Beginning Lying in a canvas tent, listening to the … Continue reading Under Serengeti Skies…