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Construction – Day 2

Hello fellow workers, . I’ve found a window of internet opportunity here, and I’m doing my best to keep you updated on the big dig. What that means in practical terms, given the serious imitations of time and talent, is that I’m going to post photos as often as I…...

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Labor Day

Labor Day started early for me and the Maribou storks who croaked the sun up near Nyao stadium. Debussy’s Prelude to the Afternoon of a Faun was playing on the BBC’s Proms. A beautiful ten minute flute fest inspired by Stephane Mallarme’s poem of the same name. Some folks who…...

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8/21/08: What You’re Missing

Hello over there, . The internet out in my neck of the woods has had amnesia lately. It’s forgotten what it’s supposed to do. I’m at a coffee place in Nairobi now where there is wireless access. I’m here today because after checking with two lawyers and a four hour…...

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8/16/08: The Riddle of Life

Hello to all of you, . I’ve been without reliable internet access for a while, and so I’m catching up now on some of the recent goings on. We’ve been in the final stages of preparing to begin construction, and despite the fact that the construction foreman I hired bailed…...

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$2.5 Million to RROP? Vote Now to Make It So

RROP has been entered into the American Express Members Project Contest. If we are voted the number one charity project by September 1, 2008, we will be awarded $2.5 million. To vote, please visit the Members Project site (http://www.membersproject.com/project/view/DJDKJ1) and “nominate” RROP. Also, please spread the word to your friends,…...

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08/02: A Way to Come In

“When the shy star goes forth in heaven, All maidenly, disconsolate, Hear you amid the drowsy even One who is singing by your gate. His song is softer than the dew And he is come to visit you.” From Chamber Music by James Joyce . Now when he comes to…...

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07/22: Accompanying Photos

Howdy, . As promised, here are several groups, or galleries as they are known in this corner of webville, of photos that correspond to the last Recent News entry, Here and There, the what’s happening list. I’ll try and get others up in a timely fashion. I’d say the odds…...

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07/18: Here and There

Hello, A lot of stuff has been happening and I have had less and less time to tell you about it, so I’m going to try to catch you up and list some of the recent goings on : – the bid for bringing electricity to the area and to…...

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July 4th: The Big and Small of It

The big of it is that it is my daughter Amy’s 31st birthday, and I talked to her and so felt both her presence and her absence more keenly. Boo Boo promised to send one of her swimming ribbons with Pat when he comes in July, and Bubba told me…...

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06/18: Dear Diary

I have been tossing around ways to try and keep you updated on the goings on here while dealing with decreasing amounts of time with which to do that. I’ve landed for now on an occasional diary entry in skeletal form, that is, a bullet list of some of the…...

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