Archive for June, 2006

fun even when it's not!

Posted by clare on June 29th, 2006

This past week I had a really great visit from George and Doug, who were looking for a break from the clean, well-ordered world of Silicon Valley. It was a quick visit—made quicker by their 34 hour delay in Brussels—but we managed to pack in a party in Tamba, wedding festivities in the village, a […]

'ET' = 'Too Early,' bass-ackward

Posted by clare on June 19th, 2006

I, along with all of the PC Senegal volunteers, are very sorry to be saying goodbye to Gretchen, who will be officially terminating her service at the end of this week. Gretchen was an agroforestry volunteer at a site where trees don’t grow and the lone female volunteer in an area where Peace Corps only […]

senegal in the news

Posted by clare on June 19th, 2006

In lieu of original content, I’m giving you two articles on Senegal that both appeared in the last week. I rarely get around to checking online news sources anymore, mostly due to a lack of internet time, but wouldn’t you know that when I finally do, Senegal pops up everywhere I look. CNN.com has an […]

doom… kaboom!

Posted by clare on June 9th, 2006

The first storm of the season slams into the village as a wall of wind and dust that turns the world apocalyptic orange. Everyone runs for cover—people into the batiment and animals to the leeward side of huts. Huge, cold raindrops start slowly but soon become a torrent. The storm brings a ten degree temperature […]

clouds of DOOOOOM!

Posted by clare on June 5th, 2006

Behold! I bring you animals: Yet more Uno: Rain clouds: And a cliffhanger, filled with foreboding, in which you will tremble at the approaching storm clouds… of DOOOOOM!!: