Patriot Games

Patriot Games

If you haven’t seen Amazon’s new series Patriot, you’re missing out. Seriously. The slow-burning dark comedy about an intelligence agent posing as an engineer in Milwaukee to prevent a nuclear Iran involves confessional neo-folk, Brazilian jiu jitsu and rock paper scissors, along with a healthy dose of ennui. It’s an international thriller stuck in a […]

Student Walkout

Posted by on Feb 7, 2017 in Photography, Politics | No Comments
Student Walkout

Hundreds of New York students walked out of their schools on Tuesday in protest of Trump’s immigration ban. Braving the rain to rally in Foley Square, the students toted anti-Trump and pro-immigrant banners, speaking out against the ban and the confirmation of Betsy DeVos as Education Secretary. New York City Public Advocate Leticia James spoke […]

Women’s March on Washington

Women’s March on Washington

A week and a half ago, Donald Trump was inaugurated. The next day, more than 500,000 women and men marched on Washington, D.C., demonstrating in protest. I drove down from Delaware at 5 AM. My sister flew out from California with friends. We met up and marched and I took some pictures on the way. […]

Amani

Amani

The other week, I once again headed out from Dar es Salaam to Tanga, which may be my favorite upcountry destination in Tanzania. This time, however, it wasn’t to chill out on the beach, head to the sandbar, or eat all the delicious coastal cooking. Well, maybe the last part a little. The main point […]

Custom Fitted

Sometimes, Westerners traveling to Africa forget that you can actually buy things here. I know I did when I first left for Peace Corps—thinking I needed to come with a two year supply of everything. People just visiting forget that people actually live here, so you can get everything you need. Sure, some of it […]

Trivial Pursuits

Posted by on Oct 20, 2016 in Tanzania, Travel, Uncategorized | One Comment

Aside from drinking, it seems to me that expats play a lot of games. I went to bingo a while back, it was pretty lit. Last night, I went to trivia. It turns out, Triniti the nightclub is actually Triniti the bar and restaurant and guesthouse like 99% of the time. Apparently, I ain’t living […]

Kahawa

Posted by on Oct 14, 2016 in Food, Tanzania, Travel, Uncategorized | No Comments

I love coffee. I’ll allow a moment for that unique personality quirk of mine to cease blowing your mind. But really, I do. I like it hot. I like it cold. I rarely like it with cream or sugar, but I’ll make an exception from time to time. And even more than the taste of […]

Piga Picha

One of my favorite things in life is shooting pictures on the street. Candid shots of life unfolding. The confluence of people and situations that somehow make more than the sum of their parts. Under the best possible circumstances, with a little luck, these things add up to be art. Mostly they just add up […]

Game Day

Yesterday, cross-town football rivals Simba and Young Africans—aka Yanga—clashed on the pitch at Tanzania’s National Stadium in a match that whipped not only Dar es Salaam but the entire country into a sporting frenzy. The game, which ended tied at 1-1, was quite dramatic, with an early goal from a handball by Yanga being counted […]

That’s a Bingo!

Posted by on Oct 2, 2016 in Tanzania, Travel, Uncategorized | No Comments

Just down Ali Hassan Mwinyi, past Viva Towers and the Greek Embassy, backed up against the crispy dead expanse of the gymkhana golf course, lies an unassuming little place called Upanga Club. Every Friday night, local families, expats and travelers assemble at Upanga Club, order drinks and food, and then wait patiently. They are casual […]