Wednesday, January 19, 2011

Flying West is Time Travel

Cattle Herder. Lake Eyasi Basin.

Where's Waldo?
Mzee Petro
Leboi, Gibb's Farm

Friday, December 24, 2010

Field Work and Research

Mporini (In the Bush)

Buffalo in Ngorongoro Crater

Sunset after research, Tarangire National Park

Rhino in the Rain, Ngorongoro Crater

Rhino Rump

Serengeti National Park


Monday, November 29, 2010

Usambara Mountains

Lushoto Viewpoint, Usambara Mountains

Lushoto Town
Busy bus station in Lushoto
Lutheran mission in Mtae
Morning fog lifting in Mtae
Foggy rain forest outside of Mtae village

Monday, October 11, 2010

Mountains should be climbed with as little effort as possible and without desire. The reality of your own nature should determine the speed. If you become restless, speed up. If you become winded, slow down. You climb the mountain in an equilibrium between restlessness and exhaustion. Then, when you’re no longer thinking ahead, each footstep isn‘t just a means to an end but a unique event in itself. This leaf has jagged edges. This rock looks loose. From this place the sun is less visible even though closer. These are things you should notice anyway. To live only for some future goal is shallow. It‘s the sides of the mountains which sustain life, not the top...

- Robert Pirsig, 

Zen and The Art of Motorcycle Maintenance

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Zanzibar III

Streets of Stonetown

Coffee and ginger found here.

Zanzibar II

Goodbye Balloon

Sign speaks for itself.


Colorful fish market, Dar es Salaam
"Shwari kama bahari". Calm like the ocean, a typical response in swahili greetings

Friday, September 3, 2010

Dar es Salaam

Mining area outside of Pugu Hills Forest Reserve, Dar es Salaam

Dar es Salaam. The Indian Ocean is peaking through the haze, not difficult to see on a clear day.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Greetings from the East of Africa

University of Dar es Salaam

View from our dorm balcony. Notice curious monkeys.