Life Happenins’

Kike (“KEE-kay”, Swahili) likes to lounge in the sunny spots of our yard.


Recently I learned she can hop the fence.

Now I imagine her off to all sorts of adventures in the neighborhood.

Eric and I went to visit the Kisumu Railway station today.


It was originally built in 1901 but is no longer in use.

A few enterprising businesses moved in.

One was a restaurant on the train platform.


Another is a bar that’s being built in the central building.

It’s a terrific venue so I’m delighted to see the space being reclaimed.

I went to see the Elgon Cup yesterday at Mamboleo .

My boda driver took a less-traveled route so I was surprised to see tents suddenly pop up after long stretches of wild grass.


The venue was awesome. You could go right up to the field!


I’d watched a lot of American football growing up, but never rugby. I had no idea what was happening.


Music blasted from the a stage during intermission and half time.

Final score:

Uganda Lady Cranes 13 – Kenya Lionesses 44

Uganda Cranes 16 – Kenya Simbas 13

I got my PADI open water certification this weekend. Now I’m licensed to scuba down to 60 ft!

I did my open water dives in the Aurora Reservoir, a cold and dark body of water. Descending into the abyss was terrifying.


Eventually, I subdued my lizard brain and everything became very Bioshock.


If you’re ever in the Boulder area and are thinking of learning to scuba, I’d highly recommend Flatirons Scuba. The instructors and divemasters were super patient when I was too scared to descend. At the end of the class, since I’m a very beginner swimmer, they did an extra dive with me to help me practice kicking underwater. They’re amazing!