Monthly Archives: July 2010

Two asides and a farewell

Although this does not relate directly to Karimu’s work in Tanzania, Children’s Hospital Oakland’s innovative research into stem cell harvesting adds to my excitement about the possibility of working with some of its doctors. I hadn’t known until told so … Continue reading

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Movie Stars

I’ve just learned that Peggy Seltz’s award-winning short documentary film about Karimu’s work, Until We Meet Again: Building a School in Tanzania, mentioned in my July 3 post, is accessible online at http://www.imdb.com/video/wab/vi1450706713/. Hey: I have a very pretty wife!—Don … Continue reading

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Mosquitoes

Though the title of my May 28 post refers to a much less serious misdiagnosis than the kind brought to my attention by Dr. Desiree LaBeaud of Children’s Hospital Oakland, a common source connects these misdiagnoses. When I complained about … Continue reading

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Rocket man

The Aprovecho “rocket stove” I tested last evening in my yard exceeded all expectations. I wrote about this stove before, in my May 25 post, but now I’ve finally tried cooking with it. Two of the volunteers for our our … Continue reading

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A clarification and a celebration

Review of my post from yesterday tells me I should have stated more explicitly why Sunday’s terror bombings in Uganda don’t make me fear for the safety of Karimu’s volunteers for our August 1 trip to Tanzania. The militant Somali … Continue reading

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The Bombings in Uganda

Like Kenya’s post-election violence in 2007 and 2008, yesterday’s terrorist bombings which killed at least seventy-four people in the Ugandan capital of Kampala raise reasonable questions for travelers to East African countries, including Tanzania. Since Uganda borders upon Tanzania, one … Continue reading

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Love thy neighbor

Only once have Marianne and I questioned our involvement with Tanzania: late in 2007 and early in 2008 when we worried for a time that post-election violence in Tanzania’s neighbor to the north, Kenya, would scare volunteers away from East … Continue reading

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