Public Health: What is Service?

Public Health: What is Service?

After landing, and making it through security at Jomo Kenyatta Airport I quickly found my ride to what would be my home for the next ten months. Driving down the highway we turned into Ongata Rongai, a little town outside of Nairobi, Kenya. I was met with new smells,...
Searching for Camels

Searching for Camels

Let’s set the stage: The sun is setting in a deep, dusty haze. The sunset resembles the cross section of a blood orange; the vibrant hues painting a picture so complex, only the human eye can properly capture it. The never-ending horizon is dotted with sparse acacia...
I Finally Went to Therapy and it Was Amazing

I Finally Went to Therapy and it Was Amazing

“I wish I could show you when you are lonely or in darkness the astonishing light of your own being.” –Hafiz of Persia Back in August of 2014, I wrote a post about living with mental illness (specifically depression and anxiety). I was absolutely terrified to post it,...
Going Against Advice

Going Against Advice

It’s a running joke in my family that no one is really that stubborn when in reality, everyone is stubborn. It’s a wonder that we can get together long enough for one holiday sometimes. There are a couple of different types of stubborn. For a long time, I...
Winter is Coming

Winter is Coming

(Photo: Not Africa.) As I looked outside the other morning, I saw a white dusting had fallen. Everything was covered! The sky was grey and I could barely make out the distant palms. Could it have been? Had Sub-Saharan Africa succumb to the climate change and we had...