|Photo from The Borgen Project.|
Help the Helper
Apr 30, 2012
Last night, amidst the sound of Antonov planes hovering above South Sudan, amidst the buzz of malaria-carrying mosquitoes and the hiss of potent black mambas, I dreamt I was in a peaceful place in the mountains of Tajikistan---still doing humanitarian aid work but in a more relaxed, cool, serene environment, away from the violent tribal clashes and threats of a looming war. In that dreamful state, I saw myself catching butterflies in the meadows, but the next second I was looking through the barrel of a Kalashnikov pointed at me.
The Great Migration
Apr 15, 2012
|We all have a purpose in life. |
Photo from Picture Kenya.
That’s how it is for millions of wildebeests and thousands of zebras, gazelles, and elands who brave a 500-kilometer journey from the southern Serengeti in Tanzania to the northern tip of the Masai Mara in Kenya---in what is known as nature’s greatest spectacle.