Tuesday, June 21, 2011

Sports center in the making?

Here I am at the project site where friends from Rockford Christian School and my family contributed resources to build a basketball court. Thanks to them, many young people from this community will be able to play a sport that many only experience in high school.

Back in the Maasai Mara

Being back in Maasai Mara I wonder what keeps me interested in seeing the same animals year after year but then you find this guy chilling in the bushes and not bothered by the ten vehicles surrounding it as his friends and cubs are feasting on a fresh zebra. This does give me reason to love this place.
I am cheating because I have access to internet and I am supposed to be on vacation. Well I cannot get into the cold swimming pool where our daughters are playing and I am not sure I want to just lie around.

Sunday, June 19, 2011

In my homeland

One of the things that give me pleasure when I visit my natal home and community is seeing the dynamics of the everyday from a different perspective. From visiting the elementary school I went to and seeing great progress on a project to build a basketball court for all my 'homies' to get some recreation to visiting the health clinic I used to attend when I was a young boy. The best part of this trip so far is getting back to tasting some foods I have been missing not because I cannot get the ingredients in MI but because here is a specific way of preparing them here that is quite tasty. I am thinking here of mashed potatoes and green bananas, or salted free range chicken!

Sunday, June 12, 2011

Family get ready

Sunday, June 12, 2011

It is a few hours before we get started on another family trip to Kenya. The last time we were there together was two years ago and we really are looking forward to seeing Kenya again after two years with a new constitution and some new physical improvements on some roads, at least in the capital city of Nairobi. But here is the latest picture of the family taken this wee at Nkatha's 8th grade graduation.