Monthly Archive: September, 2010

Back to school

It’s not really raining in my part of Belgium tonight. Just that pittering of tiny drops on your face. Cricket morse code, beginning tap dance class for lovable spiders, limited engagement precipitation which… Continue reading

How do you tell?

How do you tell if someone’s opinion is just different from yours, from when they are a cold, calculating, vile, Cheney-like human being? Today’s case: the people who say investing in Green Energy is… Continue reading

Amerikan Kebabologist Discovers New Species

Amerikan Kebaboligist reports discovery of new speciesBy Harvey von Nubbinbubbler, AP BRUSSELS – American Kebabologist Doctor Timothy Tendick is reporting in the current issue of the presitigious Kebablife Quarterly Journal the discovery of… Continue reading

Border Crossing and Zambia

Traveling is full of different challenges from back home.  Taking public transport when you don’t know the language, the system, or any of the place names.  Bartering properly, which changes between countries.  Ordering… Continue reading

Near death experience on the banks of the Zambezi River

The word “soothing” is itself soothing; is that onomatopoeia? I guess that’s not enough for a blog post, so I’ll tell you about the time I almost died by the mighty Zambezi River.… Continue reading

Nurturing smiles

  If a picture is worth a thousand words, then let me summarize the differences between the Zambian orphanage and the South African ones.  First, South Africa: Some of the boys, seeing me… Continue reading


We got back from our time in Africa to find that a local Belgian paper wanted to do an article on us.  So we met with the journalist, gave him a few pictures… Continue reading

Ithemba La Bantwana

These are the first three pictures I took in Soshanguve, the township outside Pretoria, South Africa where we did our volunteer work in July.  We had literally just stepped out of the car… Continue reading

65th Wedding Annviersary

Today I went to my girlfriend Katrien’s grandparents’ house because yesterday was their 65th wedding anniversary.  65 years.  (*Pause to think about that.*)  And they, being adorable people, and Belgium, being an adorable… Continue reading

Pilanesburg game park and "food"

Before starting the “work” in the townships we were treated to a weekend in the Pilanesburg Game Reserve a couple hours northwest of Pretoria.  It was my first time seeing the (as my… Continue reading