March 22 – Save an Elephant, Ride an Elephant

World’s first twin male elephants in Surin Where is the world’s only male twin elephants? Surin Province, Thailand. Apparently, they have an elephant village there where instead of dogs for pet, each family has an elephant. No big deal. I went to Bo’s (my Thai peer tutor) home in Surin and stayed the night. When … More March 22 – Save an Elephant, Ride an Elephant

Dec 1 – A Piece of My Heart in Ngohé

I’m currently in Dakar, sitting in my very nice room without a mosquito net, no mouse scurrying inside my mattress, no spiders nestled on the walls, no dusty dirt everywhere, no annoying donkey whining, no chickens clucking, no hungry cats meowing, or little children screaming while playing in the dirt, or hearing the pounding of … More Dec 1 – A Piece of My Heart in Ngohé

Nov 7 – Tabaski

My brother Mamdou with our Tabaski sheep Tabaski, I realized is a lot like Thanksgiving. It’s a Muslim holiday celebrated a month after Ramadan. From 8am to 3pm, all the women in my family were cooking a big meal. And by big, I mean BIG. The cauldron (I’m not even going to try calling it … More Nov 7 – Tabaski