Are you doing what you thought you’d be doing with your life? Are you happy with where you’re at? Do you have any regrets about the decisions that you’ve made?
It's been more than two days now that I've been travelling, and my body is reeling from the experience. My heart is engaged, sorting out the maelstrom of emotions which are overwhelming at the present moment. My head is rather clear though, and I'm in a calm which is certainly helping what needs to happen to happen; I'm staying out of my own way right now, and the moments, thoughts, and emotions are coming and going, without grasping and holding each for posterity.
Damn it, I hurt my foot. I was running up the beach in the middle of another game of football (a game which I should be banned from as a
I never thought I’d have to say it, but when it came out of my mouth this morning, I burst into laughter – “Kuna wadudu ndani ya mayai!” Which basically
For those of you who don’t know, the calendar, the clock, and the days of the week are all significantly different than they are in the rest of the world.
The third week has started, and it started with a bang yesterday. I awoke with a stiff back from swimming out on Changuu a couple of days prior, but really
My clothes have been hanging on the line for the last two days and they are still kinda damp. The humidity is so crazy strong that I have to wait
So, I awoke this morning with barely any pain. I guess running and keeping oneself in pretty good shape actually does decrease your recovery time. I laid low today ’cause
Every time I have left the confines of my own culture and stepped into another I’ve been greeted by culture shock in the wake of a sickness or injury. When
Thousands of days have passed since I left Zanzibar some hundred plus months ago. And, I think nary a day I have not thought about East Africa, my past and
Friday was a lazy day filled with very little. I sat still quite a bit, bounced around town with Marshed to Darjiani marketplace picking up a few things that I
Kathryn is celebrating an anniversary of sorts, and asked me to join her for cake and a long conversation where we can sit down and share our stories of how
This morning I was able to sit for awhile and take in the second prayer call, using in the beautiful hypnosis as the backdrop for my own prayers. Today was
Man, is my Kiswahili bad; or, as Marshed told the guy behind the counter at the Bureau de Exchange today, “anaweza kusema Kiswahili kizuri, lakini hawezi kusikiliza chochote,” which basically
I have arrived. I am so tired. I will catch you all up tomorrow. For now, I’ve arrived safely. Much love, Greg
It worked. I surprised the hell out of my family, and then they returned the favour by smashing all ideas I had of having functional Kiswahili. It was so commonplace
I have arrived, safe and well. The flight wasn’t nearly as painful as I thought that it might be. It was pretty bumpy all the way from Amsterdam, but I
So, weve been up in the air for about 2 hours, roughly 5 hours left, and Im starting to wane on energy. Its really only 9.44pm from the time Im
So, I’m running around town with Morgan and Tierney, and have spent a perfectly beautiful Toronto day plowing around the town. I spent some time up at the conference earlier
We arrived safely in Buffalo, although our flight was a little late. Our friends Tim and BJ offered to have us share their hotel room for the night so that