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Jacqueline Carley
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Exile
By Ty We are finishing up 90 days in Tanzania.  Honestly, I am totally exhausted.  For the most part I have really enjoyed this time, but the last week has been very hard.  I have begun to sense a tension—a tension that I think has been there under the surf...

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Star Trek, Guns, Thugs, Worldview, and Africa Past, Present, and Future
by Ty I haven’t watched Star Trek in years, but I used to watch it a lot on high school.  Jean Luc Picard was an interesting study in leadership and principles.  That’s probably what made it a captivating show, though if I realized that at all in high schoo...

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Technology as Magic
Written by Ty If you have traveled much in Africa, you will have witnessed and wondered at: vehicles absurdly overloaded and driven with reckless abandon, churches with PA systems turned up way too loud, lights, TVs, and radios that seem to be on for no rea...

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Cultural Diagnoses
Written by Ty Much of what I do is try to diagnose culture—both the Kuria culture as well as my own.  The contrast between the two helps me see each one more clearly.  The disparity casts light on the blindspots in each culture. I have many criticisms of bo...

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Danner Update
written by our guests, Dr. Dee and Janet, who are here for about a month providing dental training, dishwashing services and comic relief. (See photo of Dee) Habari Gani?  ("Hello how are you?" in KiSwahili) or Jambo! The proper response is: Safi (Safee) wh...

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"Happy Birthday Big Brother!"
January 31st we enjoyed celebrating little T's 6th birthday together! We are so proud of the amazing little boy God has given us to care for while we are on this earth. His 6th year is already proving to be one of much growth and learning. little T is a gen...

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A Statement of the Problem
by Ty The problem, as I have seen over and over again in different parts of Africa, is that Westerners typically assume that global health means doing what we do in America, just doing it at a different latitude. They think this way about health care, educa...

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How to fill a tooth in the dark — Building local capacity
By Ty Imagine living as a farmer out here in remote Tanzania.  You have no cash in your pocket on a daily basis.  Now imagine that you develop a toothache.  The cost to get to the city (the nearest dentist, who often doesn't use anesthesia, by the way) is a...
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