santa ali wa?

something i have noticed about christmas in uganda: santa claus is very absent.

as is gift giving on christmas. (and even epiphany, for that matter).

saint nick doesn’t seem to get a mention among the catholics either…

i wonder why that is?

christmas is coming

christmas is coming and my ankles are swollen.

the past few days have brought a lot of travel and therefore a lot of traveling…hence the swollen ankles.

week before last i made the 10 hour drive from kotido to kampala… then sat for about 6 hours on monday (last) from kampala to kabale, where mcc had retreat at lake bunyoni for three days…
friday i drove my land cruiser TWELVE hours north to kamala. (nasty nasty traffic jam i’d sooner forget…)
sunday found me on a taxi going to luweero to visit father joe. and this monday i took a taxi from luweero to kampala and then a coaster (small bus) from kampala to masaka (about 4 hours).

i’m tired of sitting–but not tired of seeing people, so i guess this trend will continue for a while!

you want stories from these adventures?

practice your patience. they are coming. just not tonight.
i need to put these feet up!

neglect

there are a lot of things that i have been neglecting recently.

this blog would be one of them.

i sat down today with the intention of blogging something  interesting and this seems to be all that is coming out at the moment.

so let this small post serve as a promise to blog more often–i cannot promise better…but i can promise more often!

check back soon for stories of cooking, safaris, christmas, canoing, retreats, funny things people say in taxis and the wild adventures i have in my office…

perhaps this is my very early new years resloution!