Archive for July, 2005

Antigravity: An antidote to graveness?

Wednesday, July 27th, 2005

Will’s comment on my previous entry lead, in directly to this one. I knew I’d heard that “Obey gravity, it’s the law” quote somewhere before, but was too lazy to look for it in mid flow.

Prejudice

Monday, July 25th, 2005

The comments you guys kindly wrote on my previous entry have left me thinking all night about reasons why my formulation and (premature) publication of a theory might be construed as worrying. The first possibility, of course, is that I do in deed have a bad attitude toward the country where I have lived for […]

Status

Friday, July 22nd, 2005

There are some phenomena here that confuse me. And I’m not the only one. Conversations with other volunteers, especially those of us who work outside that oddity called Nairobi, reveal a common sense of bewilderment at “the way things are” in Kenya. I’m developing a theory. I really don’t know if it’s close to the […]

Neighbours

Tuesday, July 12th, 2005

Clearing out the junk in my home directory I just found this pic of me and Christopher.

Committee

Monday, July 11th, 2005

This is us VSOs (Eastern Kenya region) having our committee meeting at the weekend. Big pic below…

Site upgrade

Thursday, July 7th, 2005

First of all I heard, a couple of hours ago, about the bombs in London. I wanted to say “I hope everyone’s ok” but I know there are fatalities and casualties. Then I wanted to say “I hope you guys are all ok” but that seems cruel towards those who have been hurt. So I […]

Freedom

Wednesday, July 6th, 2005

For two terms now I have lugged the PC from my house and set it up with speakers and a largeish monitor to give a movie show to the students. What they were watching was Revolution OS: a history of the development of the Linux operating system and also, I think more importantly, of the […]

Nigh Robbery

Saturday, July 2nd, 2005

Hey, Eunice came to town! Swingers in London shuld remember Eunice, she and a friend passed through Nairobi on their way to climb Kilimanjaro. Like a comet passing through the orbit of a planet, they caused a bit of a stir when they came near me.

The Fridge Door

Friday, July 1st, 2005

The college is currently applying for donor funds to rennovate its old dining hall which was built in 1967 on a limited budget. As part of that I went and took some photos of the place. This is one of them (full pic below). Im putting it here for no reason other than because I […]