Monthly Archives: August 2010

My Northern Ugandan Adventure

I had my first trip this past week really out into the field, not just to other parts of Kampala but to the northern parts of the country, getting close at one point to the border of Sudan.  Joining me … Continue reading

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It was bound to happen eventually…

Well, it’s been incredibly hectic the past several days.  Terra had a friend come for her R&R for a long weekend.  Juliet is based in Somaliland, which internally functions as a country but is not recognized as one by the … Continue reading

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First Field Trip into Kampala

I got to take my first field trip, visiting a teachers college in Kampala that has one of the Digital Drums distributed by the UNICEF office here.  As in any job, it is always nice to be able to get … Continue reading

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First Weekend in Kampala

Not only did I survive my first week; I also survived my first weekend in Kampala.  Thanks to the hospitality of my colleagues and their partners, I had three very nice home cooked dinners, followed by a nice home cooked … Continue reading

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Week one completes and more info on the projects

Well, I survived my first working week here in Kampala.  It wasn’t actually a full week as there was a national holiday declared for Wednesday because of the death of the former president Binaisa.  He was apparently the last remaining … Continue reading

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Predictably Irrational

Roy went on a behavioral economics kick some time last year, and at that time I at least made it through Nudge and Sway, leaving Predictably Irrational and a more academic book on the subject on the pile and collecting dust.  Well, I finished Predictably Irrationaltoday.  … Continue reading

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My Sabbatical Reading List (for starters anyway)

One of the hoped for benefits of a sabbatical so far seems to be panning out.  My book pile that has grown way too large is finally getting some serious attention.  The books I brought with me, both in the … Continue reading

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