Tag Archives: Africa

Water, water everywhere and not a drop to drink

Amazingly, a couple of months have passed since the Zambia trip. You may recall that the graduation at the Helen De Vos School was a smashing success, attended by two Cabinet Ministers and a number of other dignitaries, the computer … Continue reading

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Returning from a Break in Healthy Living

Overview While I had planned for a break in my exercise routine during the Africa trip, unexpected circumstances required a more holistic approach to wellness upon my return. Due to my lifelong fight with obesity, rapidly returning to my (mostly) … Continue reading

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Zambia Epilogue: Busting Out of the Comfort Zone

Back in the U.S. – sort of! Ironically, due to the length (17 hours) and timing (overnight) of the flight back from Johannesburg, I got a fair amount of sleep, so the first day back home wasn’t bad. Day Two … Continue reading

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Zambia Day Three: Fun With the Kids

Today we got to see some more of the good societal development work being done in Zambia by ACE and CAC-ZED, and to have a little fun in the process. Our first stop was the Bill & Betty Bryant Center, … Continue reading

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Day One in Zambia

Overview: Our first day of “boots on the ground” was an exercise in contrasting experiences and the wide range of attendant emotions. Overall, my first impressions of Zambia are favorable: the people are very friendly and undeterred by the difficult … Continue reading

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