Monday, December 22, 2008

And we're off!

Well, I leave for Rwanda in less than a week.  It's going to be a busy week, full of packing, Christmas, family, freaking out and more packing.

I know a bit more information now about where I will be.  I'll be teaching at Rusumo High School, in the town of (you guessed it) Rusumo, Rwanda.  Look it up on Google Maps, it's right near the Tanzanian border.  I'll be living a fair distance from the school, and I will not have electricity or running water at home.

Apparently, there is somewhere nearby where I'll be able to use the Internet, so I will try to post whenever I can, as well as putting up as many pictures as I can, but who knows how often that will be...?  Regardless, I'll be in Kigali for a couple of weeks first, so I should be able to post while I'm there.

I hope everyone has a great holiday, and I will see you all in about a year!

Friday, December 5, 2008

touch of death

So, Madia lost.  That makes four losing campaigns for me.  I'm starting to think that I have the touch of death.

Well, I'm back in Ontario, getting ready to go.  I leave in less than a month.  And apparently I'll be teaching Biology.  Or something that isn't English.

Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Twin Cities here I come!

I've just found out where I'll be living and working for the next 4 months!  I am a donation from the Human Rights Campaign to US Congressional Candidate Ashwin Madia (, which means I'll be working on his campaign for a US House seat in Minnesota's District 3, the Western suburbs of Minneapolis.  This is great, since I already know a lot of people living in the Cities, and the campaign looks like it will be a great one, hopefully one of the many seats that the Democrats will be able to take from the Republicans.  Check out his website and if you are in the area, let me know!

Sunday, July 13, 2008

Blogger or Wordpress?


It is currently about 6 months until I leave for Rwanda, and I've begun to prepare.  I've started trying to teach myself Kinyarwanda, and I'm about to start volunteering with a couple of ESL classes.  In a month I start working on a campaign with the Human Rights Campaign (for who and where I have no idea yet).  This blog will see little activity in the next several month until it gets closer to the departure date, but I've started already in order to see whether I like Blogger or Wordpress better.  I guess we'll find out...