Monthly Archives: December 2010

A glass-half-empty day

Indulge me, if you have the patience for it: even though lately Karimu has received pretty much nothing except good news, I want to wallow in frustration today. One place we had hoped to acquire clean-burning, lung- and firewood-saving cooking … Continue reading

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(Exactly one million) pennies from heaven

Among Karimu’s Board members—Lorraine Flores, Dr. Susan Hughmanick, Joas Kahembe, Marianne, and me—Lorraine keeps by far the lowest profile. In my blog I’ve written next to nothing about her and I don’t even have a photograph of her to publish … Continue reading

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What’s in a name?

Lorraine Flores, Dr. Susan Hughmanick, Joas Kahembe, Marianne, and I direct the Karimu International Help Foundation, which Marianne and I established and named not quite three years ago. Marianne deserves all the credit for “Karimu,” a Swahili word meaning “generous,” … Continue reading

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Snap! Ouch! Zing!

South African-born Sean Jacobs serves as Assistant Professor in the Graduate Program in International Affairs at The New School in Manhattan. Neelika Jayawardane, born in Sri Lanka but raised in a mining town in Zambia’s Copperbelt Province, is Assistant Professor … Continue reading

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The Mother and Child Health Care Association’s grant proposal

The Mother and Child Health Care Association that I proposed when in Tanzania this past August has now met often enough to put together a ten-year plan of action. Soon they will apply for official recognition as a Tanzanian nongovernmental … Continue reading

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Late

If I have any excuse at all for posting these memories of my friend Larry two days after the passing of World AIDS Day, it can only be that Larry himself rarely showed up on time. At his funeral the … Continue reading

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