Monthly Archives: April 2012

Boreholes (aka Wells)

Random wells spot our neighborhood.  Every day when I go for my morning run I see women washing clothes at some, babies at another, and sometimes men filling big plastic oil-size barrels with water to roll over to their gardens … Continue reading

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Life Expectancy in Zambia

Yesterday the road in front of our house was like the Santa Monica Freeway, which is especially odd when you consider that we live 3 km out on a very poor pot-hole rock-laden dusty red-dirt road.  It’s nearly impossible to … Continue reading

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Why do people steal and ruin the good thing they have going?

About 5 months ago a neighbor gardener showed up at the front gate with his cousin, Paul, vouching for him and saying he’d be a good worker.  Yvonne, our landlady’s mom and the person who lives out front decided to … Continue reading

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During our holiday family gathering in New Mexico, we took the opportunity to go visit the Earthship educational center.  We became interested in Earthships after we watched The Garbage Warrior, featuring eco architect Mike Reynolds. Here’s the definition of an … Continue reading

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