Tag: Kenya

Shakespeare was Wrong: Nothing is Rotten in Denmark

Shakespeare was Wrong: Nothing is Rotten in Denmark
Although there are about 406 islands in Denmark (not including the Faroe Islands and Greenland, which is an autonomous country within the Kingdom of Denmark), only about 70 of those islands are populated. But that doesn’t mean “Something is rotten in the state of Denmark,” as Shakespeare wrote in Hamlet. Far from it. Lying only 101... Read more »

School Is Out Around the World

School Is Out Around the World
As I wait for interviews to take hold, I sit in my writing space and watch the world pass by under my window. I like this window overlooking the sidewalk. Today, it frames a stream of school children heading home in the clear light of a fresh washed afternoon. By the size of their burdens, I know... Read more »

Things The World Taught Me in 2014

Things The World Taught Me in 2014
I began this blog in June of 2014 with the goal of interviewing one person in every country of the world (roughly 196). By year’s end, I’d spoken with 19 people. They humbled me with their willingness to participate. Surprised, delighted, and disturbed me with their responses. I learned so much from them. Below, is... Read more »
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From A Farm In Kenya

From A Farm In Kenya
Theresa and her husband own a tea and coffee farm in Nyeri, Kenya. She is Kikuyu and teaches music and English literature at a boarding school for girls. I met Theresa through my husband, who had been playing an online word game with her. We spoke through email. The photos are hers. My Conversation with... Read more »