There Never Was.

"We weep over the might have been, but there is no might have been. There never was."   Reading Cormac McCarthy's Border Trilogy I found this quote. While placing it here, independent of its' paragraph, page, chapter and book changes its' context, as it stands alone I agree wholeheartedly. I never quite find the push [...]

Desatured Sudan

Life is good lately and the internet is slow . . . hence my lack of posting. I have some random photographs from El Obeid which is growing hotter by the day. Hopefully within the next month the rainy season will begin. Last night A huge dust storm blew through Kordofan which means the rains [...]

Election day in Sudan

A young physics teacher works at a Kareema polling station on the outskirts of El Obeid, North Kordofan State, Sudan. Elections in Sudan . . . there are so many different opinions. For many Sudanese there is a sense of pride in the elections, these are the first held in nearly 25 years. For many [...]

Gracias a la vida

Gracias a la vida, que me ha dado tanto . . . the words from on of my favorite singers, Mercedes Sosa. It's not only a song about love for a man, but love for life, para todo que nos da la vida. It is a beautiful song my mother and my aunts have always [...]


"How do you find Sudan?" is the question I get most often here. Yesterday in Ryan's 8am class at Al-Neelain University one of the questions was spot on, "What did you think or know about Sudan before arriving here, and what do you think about Sudan now?" I wish I could say I was well-versed [...]

Happy Fourth of July

So fellow News21 reporter Evan Wyloge and I headed out to interview some new U.S. citizens and swing by the truly American tradition of protest in the form of a tea party at the Arizona State Capitol. Here are some audio and photographs from today: It's those little things that really tell you about people. [...]