Of “Many Goats”, and My Arranged Marriage. [Daddy, I’m Getting Married!]

The other week, Christy and I were the honored guests at Khadi Baa’s family home for lunch. Now, when I say “honored guests”, I mean that I walked through the roughly hewn concrete door only to be enthusiastically greeted by her entire extended [and … [Continue reading]

It’s a Boy!

In a recent incredibly exciting turn of events, I’m thrilled to announce that a friend of mine from UNC is joining us in Senegal next year! I was talking with Ted on skype a couple of months ago, and I off-handedly asked him what he was doing next … [Continue reading]

The Best Part of Waking Up…

When it comes to coffee, my first two weeks in Senegal were absolutely tragic.  At least, I think that they were. And that’s the thing-I can’t really remember. On October 25, 2009, I ran to the Starbucks closest to gate C25 in the DC airport as the … [Continue reading]

No Sacrifice [Here’s My Life.]

“To You, I give my life- Not just the parts I want to To You, I sacrifice These dreams that I hold onto Your thoughts are higher than mine Your words are deeper than mine Your love is stronger than mine- This is no sacrifice, Here’s my life..." Those … [Continue reading]


I apologize for my impromptu blogging hiatus-it’s been a crazy several weeks in Dakar. This post may be rather disjointed, but I’m going to try to give you a couple of the highlights… Katie and Laura THIS was fantastic. On March 13th, Christy and … [Continue reading]

The Least of These [Restorer of Streets With Dwellings.]

“I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.” –Mathew 25:40 The average Senegalese person survives on less than $1600 a year. This means that the American world of excited five year old … [Continue reading]