For Munzatsi, with love

Thirty years ago, I left my post as a Peace Corps Volunteer at Munzatsi Secondary School in Maragoli, Kenya. I didn’t think I’d ever look back, let alone go back. As a young American woman and new teacher in rural Africa, I struggled with being far, far away from what I knew about life. I was fresh…

Game for Anything

Kenya is the only place that can slow this sprinter down. I never look at the clock. I feel no hurry to get through the day, or the night. Nothing passes in a blur. I move along at the pace of the human race around me.  Sometimes at a complete standstill with my surroundings and myself. Fearless, not reckless. What Kenya…

Karibu Tena, Welcome Again

On the drive to the Boston airport for David’s and my flight to Nairobi, a U2 song from the early ‘90s came on the radio. I thought nothing of it until I heard the lyrics, “Did you come here to play Jesus to the lepers in your head?” All of a sudden, my eyes burst forth…