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…

This Birthday Girl is Going Back to Kenya

On the eve of my 51st birthday I booked our family on a trip to Kenya, where I turned 21 in 1987. A country in which, as a Peace Corps Volunteer, I learned far more than I taught. If you want to know just how much bigger the world is than you, then go to Africa. Because even…