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

Yardwork
Addis Ababa / Photos

Yardwork

During most of the day I share my living space with a lively group of Ethiopian welders and engineers.  Its their job to design, build, and test prototype versions of low-budget irrigation equipment for rural farming.  Presently, this equipment includes manual well drills and a few different kinds of groundwater pumps.  We have a small … Continue reading