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Whatever did we do before…?

With the interweb down at home, I’m “forced” to write this at Café Girafe, a coffee shop in Suchdol. It’s a nice cafe that has BIG cups of coffee and BIGGER slices of cake. Now that my heart is started, I have just a few words to say about progress:

In the dusty, mud-road days before internet, I didn’t think much about needing to keep in touch while on safari. But when the web went down on Friday, I was pissed that I couldn’t listen to NPR, or watch the Obama-McPalin debate, or be able to call people in the States. So I did the next best thing: I stopped worrying and picked up a book.

I’ll talk to y’all soon!


  chris wrote @ September 28th, 2008 at 1:52 pm

mmmmm, yeh – that cafe has extraordinary chocolate cheesecake. Perfect for a Sunday afternoon

  mlbeyer wrote @ September 28th, 2008 at 4:43 pm

Uncle Mark, when I went to a party with the College Democrats to watch the Obama/McCain debate, I sat next to a British student (who is a friend of the girl who hosted the party), and he was the only one at the party who called out Obama for not acknowledging the Iraqi lives lost in the war, or McCain for continually invoking the ego-driven failures of the Reagan administration. What do your European friends think of Obama and McCain? Is there a general preference for one or the other?

  Mark wrote @ September 29th, 2008 at 12:55 pm

Mikayla, the European’s don’t have an opinion about American politics, generally, and those few who get into specifics are liberal minded, to say the least. For more on this subject, see

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