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The Electricity is OFF

We called the kids Christmas morning, (Christmas eve for them). On Facetime we could see they were all bundled up, winter jackets, hats and gloves-all while sitting on the couch in Ben and Brooke’s …

December 29, 2016

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No Room

Its almost Christmas and the NO ROOM sign seems to flash, but the sign is on hospitals. No physicians at most government hospitals, due to the strike. At Kijabe we have NO ROOM, but we are trying to s…

December 22, 2016

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STRIKE!!!

There is a health care workers strike happening here in Kenya. It is nationwide and includes both doctors and nurses. This puts the “rights” of all Kenyan’s to health care (a constitutional righ…

December 7, 2016

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Alternative Medicine

Alternative medicine here in Africa used to be people like me, western trained medical doctors. The usual traditional type of medicine came from medicine men, traditional healers, traditional midwives…

December 7, 2016

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Culinary experience during Travel

We are just back in Kenya after a 12 days in the US. As a result of my travel, I was able to “dine” in airports and on airplanes across 3 continents. Here is a run down of food on the return trip.…

November 8, 2016

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Jet Lag of the Heart

There are important aspects of jet lag that are unmistakable.  The journey from Kenya to the US with its 10 hour time difference to the West Coast gives one opportunities to essentially flip days and…

November 8, 2016

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