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Coming Home

Coming Home

I received a text from my mom Saturday morning (Tanzanian time) that my dad’s heart rate and oxygen levels were both very low and that he was not responsive. I began looking up alternative flights home (the conference officially ends Tuesday night, and my flight home...
GETI Begins

GETI Begins

These past few days (since Sunday afternoon) I have been staying at Tumaini University Makumira (right outside of Arusha). This is where the initial GETI part of the conference is taking place. All 120 of us participants, plus the facilitators and staff, are staying...
Tanzania: Day 1

Tanzania: Day 1

I arrived to my hostel in Arusha last night at midnight. Or would it be this morning at midnight? I guess the latter. Either way, from when I arrived at the Shreveport airport, at 4:30am February 27, to when I first set foot in my hostel for the weekend in Arusha at...
Tanzania, and my Dad

Tanzania, and my Dad

You know how sometimes opportunities come, and they’re just too good to pass up? So you work really hard for them, make lots of plans, and then life happens? And suddenly that shiny, sparkly opportunity has extra weight added to it that you never saw coming?...