Monthly Archives: October 2011

IKI guys

My research project is employing 7 locals – 5 guys in the field and 2 data entry people. The five guys in the field are amazing, especially the supervisor, Augustine. He’s way over qualified to be working in the field, … Continue reading

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29 Years

Last year on my birthday I was stuck in Kasungu in the hottest time of the year, and I was not happy. So, this year I was so grateful to have Joachim here to share the day with me. We … Continue reading

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Recap

I’ve been pretty busy lately. I had planned to go back to Kasungu at the end of the 5th week, but then I looked at a calendar and saw that that would put me in Nkhamenya for my birthday. Um, … Continue reading

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Pig Roast

According to our friend Stephen, “if roasting a whole pig for the first time is not a life changing event for you, it will at least come pretty close.” I’d say Joachim is a changed man. If these pictures have … Continue reading

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Phondwe la Chirombo (Party of the Beast)

Today is the “Party of the Beast”. In other words, Joachim is roasting a 35kg pig on a homemade spit. I am sure I will have much to report (and lots of pictures) after today, but for now I’ll just … Continue reading

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Canadian Thanksgiving

Last week we had a treat. On Monday we celebrated Canadian Thanksgiving with a couple that has lived in Zomba for 30 years, but still knows how to make food that puts me right back in Alabama (from this far … Continue reading

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Nkhata Bay

After almost two weeks in my dusty little fieldsite alone, Joachim made the long trip up to join me. In a private vehicle, it’s about a 7 hour drive without stopping. But, since the car was with me, he was … Continue reading

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