Kenya March 2018: Fluffy American Pancakes with Love

(The recipe is at the bottom.) I heard a kazoo outside my window. Then I heard a whole flock of kazoos kazooing at top volume. The sacred ibises were my roosters each morning in Eldoret, Kenya. My body took in a full breath of crisp morning air. Yellow morning light filtered through the sheer curtain … Continue reading Kenya March 2018: Fluffy American Pancakes with Love

Kenya March 2018 – Memoirs of a GISHE

The reggae we were grooving to in our car was perfect for the roads between Eldoret and Turbo. We grooved over the single and triple speedbumps in Eldoret, the car rising and falling in rhythm with the backbeat. These beats were the right soundtrack for weaving between petroleum tanker trucks, semis hauling who-knows-what, tractors pulling … Continue reading Kenya March 2018 – Memoirs of a GISHE

A Walk in the Park, With Peacocks and Meditation 06 Jan 2018

The sun was hiding between the horizon and the tops of the buildings when I arrived at the gate to the park. It was a five minute, hair-raising (1) walk up the six-lane boulevard where green-and-yellow autorickshaws, motorbikes, trucks, and cars beeped and zoomed at, then past me. Women wearing long, flowing robes, headscarves, and … Continue reading A Walk in the Park, With Peacocks and Meditation 06 Jan 2018

Jetstream of Consciousness from Lufthansa LH431, 02 Jan 2018

She turned to face me and glanced at her paper through her red-framed glasses. Ms. Flight Attendant (FA) was a tall German woman whose blonde ponytail and efficiency of both manner and movement revealed that she was the master of this domain. Her eyes switched from me, to the paper, back to me, then the … Continue reading Jetstream of Consciousness from Lufthansa LH431, 02 Jan 2018

Better than Nutella: Fresh Choco-Hazelnut Butter

Cloying is a great word. It means "disgusting or distasteful by reason of excess. For example, cloying sweetness, excessively sweet," Maybe it is its similarity to clawing that makes it so evocative, or maybe my brain has linked it to the sharp, desiccating sensation I get when I taste something so sweet, like commercial Nutella, that I want to scrape … Continue reading Better than Nutella: Fresh Choco-Hazelnut Butter