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Village Singing

The villagers treated us to many wonderful singing performances for us. Below is one particularly lovely example and here a link to the full play list.

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Of Police, Cell Phones, and Beyoncé

We are assigned police escort when we make community visits where we are video taping. This is ostensibly for our protection and to prevent any problems from arising. A Westerner with a video camera interviewing villagers could potentially provoke trouble … Continue reading

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Of Children, Photographs, and The Economics of the Future

We passed playing children on our way to visit the last crop field. These children are typical in appearance to what you may imagine from photographs you’ve seen – barefoot or with sandals, dusty, carrying water, mud huts behind them, … Continue reading

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River, Crocs, and the Bounty of the Commons

Our last outing was to a village on the Matetsi River, which feeds into the “Mighty Zambezi” – the river of legend in Southern Africa – a 2,200 mile long wide and fast flowing serpent that feeds Victoria Falls and … Continue reading

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Up Before The Roosters

As I write the crickets are keeping time. They are a metronome, setting the pace for sunrise.  I just timed the rhythmic oscillation which is about 1.2 seconds per pulse. That’s roughly 50 per minute – a slow steady beat … Continue reading

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