Malawi Sunrise
Africa / Photos

Malawi Sunrise

Sometimes, all of the little chemicals in your body strike some sort of glorious sort of pattern; concentrations of oxygen, water, sugars, salts, nitrogen, endorphins and other vital hormones exist perfectly, creating an ideal gradient, resulting in absolutely no hangover after a night of hard drinking.  Such was the case in my brief visit to … Continue reading

Habesha Christmas
Addis Ababa

Habesha Christmas

If you may not know (I didn’t until I arrived in the country) Ethiopia functions under a different calendar than most other places in the world.  Currently its 2005, and 2006 isn’t going to roll around until September 1st.  The reason for the difference lies in Ethiopia’s unique brand of Orthodox Christianity.  Check out the … Continue reading

A Few Angiosperms from Kidepo
Biology / Flowers / Nature / Photos

A Few Angiosperms from Kidepo

Kidepo National Park in northern Uganda is really a place for the bigger, more charismatic organisms, like lions and elephants and giraffe and things.  However, it had an interesting selection of shrubbier flowering plants with inflorescences that were typically small and very close to the ground.  The fruit of that star-shaped purple solanaceous flower is … Continue reading