A year in Liberia, West Africa

Saturday, February 25, 2006


is a cold beer... pshhhiiiit, gulp, gulp, gulp...

While the country was eagerly awaiting for the National Elections Commission to make an official declaration that Ellen Sirleaf Johnson had become Africa's first woman president back in November, we took some time out to go sample Monrovia's finest ale at the Club Beer factory... (they brew Guinness here too)

Awel, santé!


Anonymous Jennekembeek said...

Awel santeï aussi!
Newo si j'avais su que c'est ça que tu allais faire en Afrique, et moi qui ma disais: "ce pôôf sukkeleir, il a même pas une bonne kriek a se mettre sous la dents!"

Thursday, March 02, 2006

Anonymous Henry said...


This is Henry Shepherd from the public radio show Open Source. I linked to your blog in January during the inauguration of Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf.

I saw a headline today that caught my attention. According to the BBC, water and electricity have been reconnected in parts of Monrovia and surrounding areas. Unfortunately, it seems there was a fire at the ceremony, as well. Here is the link to the story I read http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/africa/5218164.stm

So, it would be great to hear how life is going for you. Is there a noticeable change since the inauguration? Had you already heard about the restoration of these facilities? Are people optimistic?

I hope this note finds you well. I would love to hear back from you with whatever news you have.


Henry Shepherd
Community Producer
Radio Open Source

Wednesday, July 26, 2006

Blogger whoami123 said...


We work like a horse.
We eat like a pig.
We like to play chicken.
You can get someone's goat.
We can be as slippery as a snake.
We get dog tired.
We can be as quiet as a mouse.
We can be as quick as a cat.
Some of us are as strong as an ox.
People try to buffalo others.
Some are as ugly as a toad.
We can be as gentle as a lamb.
Sometimes we are as happy as a lark.
Some of us drink like a fish.
We can be as proud as a peacock.
A few of us are as hairy as a gorilla.
You can get a frog in your throat.
We can be a lone wolf.
But I'm having a whale of a time!

You have a riveting web log
and undoubtedly must have
atypical & quiescent potential
for your intended readership.
May I suggest that you do
everything in your power to
honor your encyclopedic/omniscient
Designer/Architect as well
as your revering audience.
As soon as we acknowledge
this Supreme Designer/Architect,
Who has erected the beauteous
fabric of the universe, our minds
must necessarily be ravished with
wonder at this infinate goodness,
wisdom and power.

Please remember to never
restrict anyone's opportunities
for ascertaining uninterrupted
existence for their quintessence.

There is a time for everything,
a season for every activity
under heaven. A time to be
born and a time to die. A
time to plant and a time to
harvest. A time to kill and
a time to heal. A time to
tear down and a time to
rebuild. A time to cry and
a time to laugh. A time to
grieve and a time to dance.
A time to scatter stones
and a time to gather stones.
A time to embrace and a
time to turn away. A time to
search and a time to lose.
A time to keep and a time to
throw away. A time to tear
and a time to mend. A time
to be quiet and a time to
speak up. A time to love
and a time to hate. A time
for war and a time for peace.

Best wishes for continued ascendancy,
Dr. Whoami

P.S. One thing of which I am sure is
that the common culture of my youth
is gone for good. It was hollowed out
by the rise of ethnic "identity politics,"
then splintered beyond hope of repair
by the emergence of the web-based
technologies that so maximized and
facilitated cultural choice as to make
the broad-based offerings of the old
mass media look bland and unchallenging
by comparison."

Thursday, July 27, 2006

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Monrovia, maybe I had heard of it, but had no idea until I did a search on Google to find your blog. My friend works as a stewardess for a small independent airline company that apparently has been detained there. I am praying for her safety. Apparently food and personal items have been confiscated and I thank you for your short course "man in monrovia."

Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Anonymous ants_in_your_pants said...

I'm glad the blog is of use. I haven't heard or read anything about a plane being detailed though... that's worrying.
Do you know the airline?

Wednesday, May 02, 2007


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