Monthly Archives: February 2007
From today’s New York Times February 20, 2007 Op-Ed Columnist Let
Nick Kristof, who is one of my heroes, met us on the Jimma leg of the trip. Here’s what he wrote in yesterday’s Times: February 18, 2007 Op-Ed Columnist Torture by Worms By NICHOLAS D. KRISTOF JIMMA, Ethiopia Presidents are … Continue reading
I’ve been back in Brooklyn for about 3 days, and my African journey seems like a dream. Especially after what I’ve just seen, it’s even harder than usual to understand why one of the lead stories on the Today Show … Continue reading
Here are some of the kids I met in a village in NIgeria–the name of which I will come up with shortly!
A couple of great things about Ethiopia: coffee and popcorn. Ethiopia, as those of us who routinely buy Ethiopian Sidamo at Starbucks know, is a major coffee producer–of excellent coffee. And there’s a coffee ceremony, which takes 2 hours and … Continue reading
I’ve been learning plenty about Ethiopia while I’m here. Some of the oddities: It’s 1999 in Ethiopia, thanks to some quirk of the Orthodox calendar. New Year’s Day is, I think, on September 11. Clock time is different, too, running … Continue reading
Some photos of the hotel I”m staying in. I am about to head out to the REAL Addis. . . .