Archive for February, 2006

index, month 15

Posted by clare on February 27th, 2006

Chicks still following the mother hen, out of an original 16: 5 Approximate total paid to my village’s farmers for their cotton harvest (the primary cash inflow for about 120 people for a year): $9000 Approximate price paid by Mali (through Aadama and Sori, since Mali’s still in Spain) for a second wife: $200 Number […]

protractred rat demise

Posted by clare on February 16th, 2006

I am in a perpetual low intensity conflict with the rodents in my hut. They chew holes in my clothes and eat my zip-loc bags while I respond with a clever strategy of brinksmanship relying on fierce name-calling and fist-shaking. Every so often, however, one gets a bit too cheeky (running up the inside of […]


Posted by clare on February 13th, 2006

In an attempt to create a unified image, establish brand loyalty, and preclude the assumption that my last name is “Overt” (“of, relating to, or being military or intelligence operations sanctioned or mandated by Congress”) rather than “Major” (“greater than others in importance or rank”), my site is now claremajor.net. Bryan made everything magically switch […]

this is the coolest thing that has ever happened.

Posted by clare on February 1st, 2006

So I’m at the Tamba house and I open up my laptop and it pops up a window asking me to confirm that I want to connect to the default network. So that’s where I am: in the Tamba house, with my laptop, on someone’s WIRELESS INTERNET CONNECTION.