Posts Tagged African rain

Kinoto Enchan !

The rains are here! The natural response is jubilant dancing – in the rain, of course.  Shalviah (9 mo.) wanted in on the action. Pictured (L-R):  Shalviah, Alitzah, Zerachiah, Eliana, Ahaviah.  Hannah Gail was also in the rain, but out of the frame.

The rains …

The rains, in the Loita Hills of Maasailand. (With thanks to Kashu ole Parit for the photo.)

Kinoto Enchan! The rains are here!

When “chewing the news” among the Maasai, you first say that everything is wonderful, and then list any evidence in favor of that claim, move on to share any happenings that might prove that things aren’t so well after all, and finally conclude by stating that things are great.  Neaku taa lelo.  “And that’s the […]


When I was little, I thought that water was free.  After all, it just fell from the sky as God’s gift, flowed in the streams near our house, and it was what Dad always had us order at restaurants.  So, in a youthful attempt to study the geological processes of erosion, I left the spigot […]

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