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I’ll meet you there.

The Sufi poet, Rumi, writes Out beyond ideas of wrongdoing and rightdoing, there is a field. I will meet you there. When the soul lies down in that grass, the world is too full to talk about language, ideas, even … Continue reading

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The Water Cycle

I know the water cycle pretty well, but it is always fun to learn something familiar in a new language.  Teaching science can be lots of fun – especially when it is difficult to tell who is learning and who … Continue reading

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Watafiti People

When I checked into Mary’s Nice Place in Bagamoyo, I had to sign the register.  It asked for the standard name, address, passport number, coming from and going to.  It also asked for my tribe.  Seriously?  Tribe is so… colonial. … Continue reading

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Habari kwa Tanzania!

Another beautiful, sunny day in Dar es Salaam.  Another day working.  Fieldwork for anthropologists can be kind of hard to define.  Everything you do blends together – from a random conversation when you stop to buy water to helping someone … Continue reading

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