Car Counting Thursdays

Thursday is my favorite day of the week.  It’s the day I get to spend an afternoon with three inquisitive souls as I drive them to their counseling appointment in town.  “Town” is an hour away from our rural village and may as well be Disneyland to these three.  Plus we get to eat yogurt and queen cakes.

Last week on our way to [Read More…]

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My blog silence is more of a reflection of writer’s block than a sign of inactivity in the BEAM Kenya world.  So much has been going on. . .beautiful things. . .heart-wrenching things. . .hopeful things. . .discouraging things.  I am at a loss these days to articulate my own life and the lives of those around me.

But. . .it would be a disservice for me not to introduce you [Read More…]

Life in a foreign Land

You’ve put on weight.

That was one of the last sentences I heard before I left Kenya two weeks ago.

“Yes, I know,”  I replied, a lot less defensive than I would have been in my pre-Kenya phase of life.

No but really my friend insisted, “Umeongeza kilo.  Kilo ngapi?”  (No but really, “you have added kilograms, how many kilograms have you added??”)

“I don’t know,”  I said, repeatedly as I tried to change the subject and remember in the deepest parts [Read More…]