Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Water Closet


Also known as the cho, the john, the can, the loo, and the long drop, depending on where you are. In Mozambique they call it the “house of baths.” (But then again, Portuguese is a language that still refers to people respectfully as “Your Excellency,” if that gives you some idea…) If you don’t know […]

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Night Life & A Super Moon


…in which I wander a few streets at night, but not just any night. * * * Shall I say, I have gone at dusk through narrow streets And watched the smoke that rises from the pipes Of lonely men in shirt-sleeves, leaning out of windows?… Beira sleeps, pursues its way, and swims or sinks, […]

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Living Space


Howdy everyone. Long time no blog, huh? Well, I’m back to civilization now–or at least as far as Nairobi, Kenya–and it’s high time I filled you in on what has been happening the last couple of months. I’ve just finished my two months in Mozambique. It was fascinating, colorful, and varied, as were the missionaries […]

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