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Thoughts En Route

January 25th, 2009 · No Comments

Sitting here in rows 11 and 12 high over Parkbeg, Saskatchewan, we prepare to trade an endless vista of white snow for the brown desert sands of the Sahel. Minus 43 degree temperatures will become plus 30-35, and the people below will change from farmers who harvest a living from the soil with $300,000 combines [...]

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The Final Countdown

January 22nd, 2009 · No Comments

(If that title brings out the classic rocker in you, and you have a yearning for some 1980′s rock hair, check out this YouTube video.) But I digress. Well, here we are folks. Just a few days separate us from departure. We have visas, passports, plane tickets, mefloquine (a hallucinogenic anti-malarial drug) coursing through our [...]

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