Monthly Archives: March 2012

Kenya #3: CURE Kenya, Lake Naivasha, awesome holiday home

We visited CURE’s hospital in Kenya, the first out of CURE’s 10 hospitals around the world. It was opened in 1998. It was great to meet some of the staff and get a little tour. We went on a boat … Continue reading

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Kenya #2: game park, mini golf, pizza making, RVA

We went to a game park and I now have decided that zebras are my new favorite animal. They’re so awesome and we saw so many! I can never hate referees again.  

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Kenya#1: Rosslyn Academy & Giraffe Center

We had such a great time in Kenya with the Minors. This is the first of 3 (or 4) posts about our trip. We got a tour of Rosslyn Academy. It was so fun to see where Sean and Gabe’s … Continue reading

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Why I won’t read e-books

The March of Progress The ebook is going to take over. It is inevitable. This essay in The Millions, by Mark O’Connell convinced me. It  is very convincing. It also helped me get a handle on something that I have … Continue reading

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Recently we had a group of Swiss surgeons come to our hospital for a week-long camp, and we brought in a bunch of patients for operations. Most of the patients came for cleft lip or cleft palate repairs, and that … Continue reading

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1. “They dress the wound of my people as though it were not serious. ‘Peace, peace,’ they say, when there is no peace.” Jer. 6:14 NIV The prophet Jeremiah had an unenviable job. He came to tell his people that … Continue reading

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