Browsing Archive: September, 2011

We're Used to It

Posted by Barbra Bearden on Tuesday, September 20, 2011,

I’ve been doing a lot of thinking lately – about politics and protest, laundry and rain, international development and Africa.  It’s hard for me to wrap my head around the number of infrastructure deficits here and the lack of outrage.  I think my naivety has gotten the best of me...


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Same Old Song and Dance

Posted by Barbra Bearden on Wednesday, September 14, 2011,

I grew up with the Texas two-step – here I’m learning the two-step Cameroon style:  two steps forward and two steps back.  I’ve been here for a month – prepping our program, expanding it, and trying to find partners.  I’ve had dozens of meetings – half of the time spent waiting for the meeting to actually start.  I...


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