Tag Archive: kenya

Kenyapost 9

Kenya: a poem of gratitude. Suddenly I am on the womb-earth dressed inappropriately decked out in my distractions encumbered by clutter like an organ overgrown with cancer like a walking virus   Then… Continue reading

Kenyapost 8

The following was written en route from Nairobi and London, 36,000 feet above the Sahara Desert, when I had some time on my hands. 15 hours later, as I moved through passport security… Continue reading

Kenyapost 7

Don’t copy the behavior and customs of this world, but let God transform you into a new person by changing the way you think. Romans 12:2 Today we leave. I travel to a… Continue reading

Kenyapost 6

As with all divisions among Friends, the best strategy when encountering them is to shift our focus from our differences to our similarities. This is what we did in my home group yesterday,… Continue reading

Kenyapost 5

And just like that, the salt loses its taste and the light goes under a basket. The issue of homosexuality erupted at the conference yesterday. I had been having a quiet spiritual morning,… Continue reading

Kenyapost 4

Here’s how it is in Africa, I think. At least if you’re a Westerner and you’ve never been. It begins with frustration, disappointment, disorientation and homesickness. Then you fight it, and you try… Continue reading

Kenyapost 3

The bag did not arrive Thursday. I will skip a description of the diva fit I threw with Cornelius, the Kenyan in charge of things like missing bags. My Friend Kennedy lept to… Continue reading

Kenyapost 2

Some more complaining, and then I’ll stop . . . I hope. I went and bought a towel at the school convenience store, and then took my complimentary bar of soap to the… Continue reading