Easter Abroad

Easter Abroad

Six years ago, I had just arrived to the temporary bush camp in Fort Dauphin, Madagascar. Jet-lagged and a bit disoriented, my fellow conservationists and I set up our tents and settled in for an adventure far from the countries we called home. After drifting off to...
What Happened to Spring?

What Happened to Spring?

You’d never know it was May 14th today in Omaha – it was freezing cold! This wouldn’t have been so bad but my plans for our free day in Omaha included everything outdoors and we hadn’t really packed expecting winter weather. Since this was my...
Slow Rewind

Slow Rewind

Our Azafady team.It’s hard to believe that a year ago I was camping out in the bush of Madagascar. It seems like only yesterday that I was waking up to the clang of a spoon on the pot of breakfast rice. Days filled with cultural discoveries (both African and...
Souvenirs

Souvenirs

When you travel, what do you like to bring home with you? My “rule” for trips is usually an article of clothing (which I know won’t last forever but is still fun), a piece of jewelry and some kind of art (painting, sculpture, etc. but small enough to...
Case In Point

Case In Point

So a blog or two ago I mentioned how I was procrastinating more than usual. Remnants of a more laid back way of life in Africa perhaps? Either way, I finally finished unpacking today and vacuumed all the sand that I had tracked into the guest room upon my arrival...
Sad News

Sad News

Alaotra grebe, water bird native to Madagascar, is extinct, conservation group announces

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