Another time in Grand Bassam

After a week or two in the interior of Côte d’Ivoire, Editor-in-Chief and I would emerge from the 40C days and 90% humidity to arriving in Abidjan and stay with friends for the weekend. Weekends for those in Abidjan meant going out to the coast of Grand Bassam, a coast blessed with having a narrow … Continue reading "Another time in Grand Bassam"... >>

God bless you shitty McDonald’s

While I’ve traveled to Muslim countries before, I hadn’t traveled to one during Ramadan. As timing would have it and my desire to visit winemaking regions in North Africa was strong enough, I ended up going there with winemaking friend Albert from Priorat who is involved with a new project in Morocco. We flew from … Continue reading "God bless you shitty McDonald’s"... >>

And good riddance Invisible Children

I never really thought that December 15, 2014 would be noteworthy in any regard but the fates decided differently as this was the day that Invisible Children quietly announced that they will be shutting down. Sure, they state that they’re “downsizing” but that’s just corporate non-profit doublespeak for “we’re over” and I couldn’t be happier. … Continue reading "And good riddance Invisible Children"... >>

How to save the children and survive the Congo while joining a non-profit/NGO that fights AIDS and empowers citizen media campaigns to grow malaria awareness as God intended by ultilizing the power of capacity building

Photo from this truly brilliant The Onion bit There are many things to be gained from these days of internet connectivity. The ability for me to find a distributor in the US & Canada for Vinologue and send them all the information they need to sell my books in a country on the other side … Continue reading "How to save the children and survive the Congo while joining a non-profit/NGO that fights AIDS and empowers citizen media campaigns to grow malaria awareness as God intended by ultilizing the power of capacity building"... >>

Hardboiled eggs; their glory and your demise

Despite my traveling to far-off lands, I’ve rarely had a case of food poisoning on the road. Actually, I’ve only had one that comes to mind after eating at the Alliance Française in Abengourou, Ivory Coast. I was the unlucky victim to having eaten what were otherwise delicious meatballs the day after a power cut … Continue reading "Hardboiled eggs; their glory and your demise"... >>