Some peace while putting the pieces together

I am creating this at the new coffee shop in town. The owner and I just talked about a concept we're calling a "bright ripple". The bright ripple starts with one, builds to two, and keeps growing. It's positive action growing exponentially until it creates a tsunami of bright beauty and chases off the dark. Everyone get your boards and surf the ripple!
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Thursday, September 30, 2010

Adjusting

I've been caught in a whirlwind over the last couple of months. Simply put, I've been adjusting to a new life far from home.

Tanzania has some amazing sights. Living below Mount Meru is pretty inspirational...at least when the clouds clear. I like the sight of well dressed women riding side saddle on the backs of bicycles. Along the roads to school are swarms of people walking somewhere; many are groups of children dressed in school uniforms. I also see men acting as beast of burden...pulling carts full of tires, pineapples, people, furniture. Bikes with motors and motorcycles sneak through narrows in the slow moving traffic. Diesel fills the air puffing out of trucks and buses. Dali dalis packed and moving sometimes at breakneck speed through heavy traffic...daring and obnoxious in the same breath.

I have enjoyed my time with many of the Tanzanians. Swahili is like some happy dream language someone made up on a slow boat ride along the coast.

I still have Morgellons on my mind (not literally). I've wanted to see if Morgellons symptoms appear in connection to skin whitening cream use. Some studies reviewed document "scabies" with skin creams. I haven't been able to connect with any dermatologists or parasitologists who might have encountered patients with Morgellons along the way. There is a medical center with dermatologist in Moshi...I hope to go over there and visit.

Since this is a blog and I am a writer, I need to mention the official release date for my first book. Grandpa and the Christmas Crib will be released by Turquoise Morning Press on next Monday. It is already available for sale through Amazon. Cool, eh!? Unknown to my editor, forgive me Kim, are some Morgellons related imagery in the illustrations (it just felt right).