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I’ve Moved!

Just a quick note to all of my wonderful followers to let you know I’ve recently begun a new WordPress blog, which can be accessed at http://www.comealivewithme.wordpress.com. The blog still follows my adventures in Kenya, though it has a lot more … Continue reading

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16 Homes – 1,200 Children – $8,000

Last weekend, as I strolled through the stalls of the Union Square Holiday Market in Manhattan, admiring intricate handmade jewelry, blown glass ornaments and furry parkas for lap dogs, I flashed back to this season last year. I had been … Continue reading

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Come Alive With Me

I have been meaning to write this post for some time now. I kept putting it off. To be fair, I’ve had other things going on, but who doesn’t? Frankly, I had been meaning to post an update since I … Continue reading

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Flying Kites New Country Director: Brian Jones

I’ve been working on a post of my own since coming home, but it keeps getting put on the back burner. I hope to be able to update this blog on a semi-regular basis from the states (and hopefully from … Continue reading

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Kibera

I have found that more often than not, I am grateful for my obnoxiously large sunglasses when out and about in Kenya; while browsing the crafts markets, I can pretend to examine a piece of jewelry or a plate that … Continue reading

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April Vacation

April has been a jam-packed month here at FKLA. Our Country Director Sarah Medway is off on holiday in America, as are our kids for the entire month (I’m not convinced that it was a coincidence that Sarah decided to … Continue reading

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I Am Wongo, Hear Me Roar!!

Disclaimer: I understand that the women’s rights movement has made leaps and bounds in America and in the world over the past few decades, but there are some areas where “old fashioned” rules still apply. This blog is in no … Continue reading

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What Can You Live Without

I would venture to guess that a good number of people who read this blog have some familiarity with the holiday of Lent. For those of you not familiar, I’m not sure I can help you much. I suppose I … Continue reading

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Reality Check

“In hindsight, maybe I should be a little more ashamed about the fact that my instinct was to run for my life rather than stay and help Betina, but I never really figured myself for a person who puts the lives of others before my own; a main reason why I think that maybe having children just isn’t in the cards for me…” Continue reading

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My Accidental Hiking Trip

There is no such thing as a typical morning around here; while we have gotten into routines and patterns, it only takes one seemingly insignificant incident to throw a wrench into everything. Take, for example, Friday morning. We rent a … Continue reading

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