Every January, I draw up a wildly optimistic set of goals for the New Year.  I gave up on New Years resolutions a long time ago; at this point, I just come up with a long list of tasks to which I can apply myself.  Two weeks into my second term at Oxford, I’m already… Continue reading Lists

“And that, my friend, is the way you don’t go”

I’ve been told that Ugandans are very indirect (as compared to Kenyans, who are apparently quite blunt). This indirectness is, hilariously, exemplified by Ugandans who are – you guessed it! – giving directions. Every day of our field research is a series of semi-contained catastrophes. The fourth or the fifth disaster of the day tends… Continue reading “And that, my friend, is the way you don’t go”