Monday, December 28, 2009

mom is a common theme

Saturday, December 26, 2009

newspapers, books, and computers

my parents every night work out their brains with words that are put together in new patterns that communicate new ideas and sometimes recycled thoughts

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Winter Sol

Today- Christmas Eve on-line video grad course- busy work too the max

Volunteering with good friends at Camp Good Days Kazoo Fundraiser- one large fundraiser

Andy and Katie's baby shower- nice gifts- fun friends

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Sapitwa- "Do Not Go There"

Sapitwa is a Chichewa word for "do not go there." It is also the name of the tallest peak on Mulanje Mountain in Malawi. Sapitwa may be the third tallest mountain in Africa- I'm not sure- I know it is the longest and steepest I've ever walked downhill and my knees can tell you if you want to speak with them sometime.

Pete and Regan near the peak

Regan and me at the lightening rod- that also marks the peak- multipurpose.

First lunch on peak day- Beans and cheese sandwich. I projectile vomited later that night from the railing right behind me- bad water.

Sunday, April 19, 2009

I broke my point and click camera and I'm thinking of opening it up to fix it

Loading up the bikes to carry wood 15k down hill barefoot or with sandals to sell as firewood

Great book and great view- what more can one ask for- maybe putting the knowledge into practice.

Swam everyday in the lake and about to have a fish bbq.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

April- A New Year

Fall on Mulanje Mountain in Mulanje

Sleeping in a mountain hut on Mulanje Mountain- I had the loft w/ a view.

Full moon over Zomba with a slow shutter speed.

On the way to a deep dive in Lake Malawi.

3-2-1 roll off the side of the boat.

Sunday, April 5, 2009

SCUBA Diving at Capemaclear

I went SCUBA diving in Lake Malawi at CapeMaclear- I earned a nice cut on my eye and my open water diving certification to 18 meters.

Thursday, April 2, 2009

Lilongwe (Capital) and Cape Maclear Lake Malawi

Ted (founder) and Jonny from Africycle and Tony Wheeler (founder of Lonely Planet) 50 bicycles were donated to aid organizations in Malawi.

Hubcaps on the way to Lilongwe.

Dugout canoe nearing sunset.

Sunset on Capemaclear.

Wednesday, March 18, 2009

Environmental Awareness Rally and March

I was invited by Douglas, the headmaster at Chawe Primary School, to march in a rally with his students and Sunbird employees to protect the environment.

Chawe Primary and Junior High Students Volunteered to Make Signs and March on Sunday March 15, 2009

The Next Generation Caring for Their Environment

Zomba Center- Making Your Voice Heard


Thursday, March 12, 2009

Planting 250 Trees on the Mountain w/ Chawe Primary School

7th Grade Chawe School Teacher and His Daughter

Steward of the Earth and Tree

Participating In Greening Malawi

Tree Planting Day

Chawe Elementary Students Planting Trees

Water is used to wash hands and water the trees- nothing is wasted.

Bringing the next generation of tree planters.

As a member of the Honeoye Falls-Lima Green Team I donated 50 seedlings to be planted and I was asked to speak in front of all the students and distinguished guests- pretty cool experience.

Sunday, March 8, 2009

Educational Fitness

The Zomba Red Lions Professional Football Team vs. Central Region 3-0

Team Practice Prayer

"No Sweet Without Sweet" well- it is true.

Chancellor College

Sir Harry Johnson Pool- A New Member for Lap Swimming

Monday, March 2, 2009

Maize is the Largest Grown and Consumed Food In Malawi

Trying My Hand At Separating the Good From the Bad

Maize Kernels

The First Grind- Shells the Maize

The Second Grind- Makes it into Maize Flour

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Red Seeds

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Feb. 2009

At the maize mill- shaking the shelled maize

Fresh water on the Zomba P.

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Balaka and Mulanje

Bicycle Lanes

14 cents to cross

Brother and Sister selling lemons by the water crossing

Church on a hillside in Mulanje

Kids in the Field