Monthly Archives: June 2012

Addiction in America

That the U.S. (or any nation) is a nation of addicts could be definitionally true if one were to include all substances, so let us begin by eliminating things like oxygen, liquids, and foods needed for basic human life. For … Continue reading

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Initiatives

Bamako Initiative, Stomp Out Malaria, Bug Net Distribution.  These are just a few of the buzz-words you should familiarize yourself with if you plan to do health work in West Africa. — When I got to Burkina, the Bamako Initiative (BI) … Continue reading

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The Hipster Hunt

In Burkina, there was no such thing as true American hip.  We all idolized what we called “(H)ip-(h)op americain,” but that in no way resembled anything I’d ever known to be “cool” in America, so I usually just humoured my … Continue reading

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Les Méthodes de Traitement de l’Eau

For the Anglophone purists, I recommend trying out Google Translate.  If nothing else, it’s a funny read that way. — Dans les pays de l’Afrique de l’Ouest, la disponibilité de l’eau potable est des fois très bas.  Sans les systèmes nationalisé pour la purification de l’eau … Continue reading

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Hygiene

If you travel far enough down the rabbit hole, you may find it is not the rabbit you chase, but your self. — Since Saturday’s post, I have gotten advice from several great advisors, sought new directions, healed, danced in … Continue reading

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Stupid tangents

So as many of you know, I was recently involved in a relatively bad accident.  I was biking down the bike lane a bit like this… It wasn’t really the end.  However, after developing plans to deal with lots of … Continue reading

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Nutrition 2 – the “three” food-groups

In addition to counting only five continents (Africa, Europe, America, Asia, and Australia), anywhere from 49 to 52 states, and getting named in rough correlation to the saint associated with the day of your birth or in one of the … Continue reading

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