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How Volunteering in Namibia led to a life in Africa

Posted October 27, 2014 by Anonymous

My wife and I arrived in Windhoek, the capital of Namibia, with 3 checked bags a couple carry-ons between the two of us. More than we’d pack for travel normally, but considering we had sold everything else before packing this was considerably much less than we had just a few weeks prior. Landing in a foreign country this time the normal travel adventure high was replaced with something else. A sense of urgency to get to work. Volunteering in Namibia [...]

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Boomerang

Posted October 24, 2014 by Lyn Brown

I always felt that I would return to Moshi but I didn’t expect it to be so soon.Yup – we’re heading back to Tanzania. In just a few days Jill and I will once again be shrouded in the hot humid air of Moshi with the taste of burnt dust on our lips. And …

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The Con Regime’s Lethally Inadequate Response to the Ebola Epidemic

Posted October 15, 2014 by Simon

We are still awaiting our first case of Ebola.

And even though the risk of a major outbreak in Canada is almost negligible, in the emergency rooms of the nation, doctors, and nurses, are already struggling to contain an epidemic of fear.

Not just the irrational fears of their patients, but legitimate fears over their own safety. 

Linda Haslam-Stroud, president of the Ontario Nurse’s Association, said Tuesday that her organization is particularly concerned that nurses are not being offered all the equipment they might need to protect them from contracting the virus, as a Texas nurse did last week.

And as might have been expected, the response of the Harper regime has so far been woefully lacking. 
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Contrasts

Posted June 19, 2014 by Lyn Brown

It’s a textured weave, this life we live.A juxtaposition ofgood and bad,happy and sadserved up dailytasty and distastefulcelebration and griefshock and surprise.A graduation was celebratednew beginningsstart of a grown-up lifewhilstacross the worlda bo…

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