Category Archives: Addis Ababa

Stick a fork in me

  I delivered the last loaves of the bread project to my customers two weeks ago. And today I delivered the last of the birr to Our Father’s Kitchen. So that makes me officially done. The project certainly was a much bigger … Continue reading

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Graduation Day

It was graduation day yesterday for my little Pookie. It’s trite, I know, but it seems like only yesterday she was reading Where’s Spot and illustrating Wolfy stories. Now she reads post-colonial Nigerian literature and writes up reports for USAID on agricultural development programs in rural … Continue reading

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Up, up, and away

A few weeks ago one of my colleagues sent out an email asking if any teachers were interested in going on a hot air balloon ride outside of Addis.  My days off have been filled with guests and trips recently … Continue reading

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Senior prom

Senior prom, ICS Addis Ababa style. High school prom plans are often complicated, but perhaps even more so when you are an international student.  Alekka’s British boyfriend graduated from ICS last year; this year he is enrolled at a university … Continue reading

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The 1.6 days of Christmas

Last December I posted a Christmas tree retrospective. The 2013 entry in that lineup was our lavender bush, which I neglected to put back out on the porch before departing for our Berlin/Barcelona winter holiday family extravaganza. The housekeeper watered … Continue reading

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Cookies loved and lost

I invited some ladies who bake over to my house last Sunday for a cookie exchange. We drank mulled wine on the front porch in the afternoon sun. December in Ethiopia is very pleasant, just like all the other months … Continue reading

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Lights out

Alekka filming a cooking video at home on “how to bake bread” for her Spanish class. Papi, encender el generador! Yup, this is pretty much how the baking has been going lately.

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At least I’m consistent

I knew it would happen eventually when I saw it on a friend’s Facebook page. Now it’s already been a few weeks since a former NMHS colleague invited me to share my ten favorite books, and I’ve been tagged twice … Continue reading

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BMOC

One school day a couple of weeks ago, the first email of the morning was marked with a red “priority” arrow and contained this information from our director: There is a large adult male baboon on the loose in our … Continue reading

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Home away from home

Our school begins earlier than most. I was back at work August 5. Students started classes on the 12th. The first weeks of the term are always busy with gatherings: teacher meetings, assemblies, parent nights. This year those meetings more … Continue reading

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