Monthly Archives: January 2011

Crust and Crumb

We can get most anything here in Zambia — fresh non-GMO foods, grass-fed beef, local cheeses and cereals.  There’s even an American commissary that contains homeland favorites, and what they don’t have you can order. However, one thing that is … Continue reading

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Let Sleeping Guards Lie…

Since we’ve gotten the puppy I have the middle-of the night potty training duty, which means I’m out in our backyard sometime between 1-4 am.  This gives me ample opportunity to check on our night guards. When you’re working overseas … Continue reading

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We’re Millionaires!!

We’re feeling pretty rich these days because according to our Barclay’s bank statement (from the local Lusaka branch) we have over 35 million in our account!  Oh, the things I can do and the projects I can fund. My fantasies … Continue reading

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Coco

We always like having a large dog for both our own entertainment (they’re so goofy) and for security reasons.  Usually our large dogs are big sissies but no one else needs to know that.  When it became clear that Ozzie … Continue reading

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Rainbows, Kudu and Lions

Thom came home on Thursday and said that the director of his project had arranged an impromptu retreat for the senior staff at a safari lodge 30 km north of Lusaka.  Of course, I was worried about leaving the dogs, … Continue reading

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Passing time in restricted zones…

On Tuesday we got a call from our local moving agents saying that customs officials were refusing to release our air shipment because the bill of lading said (a) it was one piece and (b) weighed 273 kilos.  However, what … Continue reading

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Disparities

One thing that hits you in the face every day in Zambia is the huge income and housing disparities between different groups.  I know there are the same disparities in the U.S. but everyone tends to live clustered in groups … Continue reading

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