A whirlwind trip to Uganda.

A return trip to a country I have written about before...recently. They have the Nile - really wild white water in places, cataracts 4's and 5's. Centralized cataract They have silver backs - gorillas that is. But they ate most of their other wild game in the past and are now trying to repopulate certain [...]

By | March 28th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Between my time in Ireland and Amsterdam

Between my time in Ireland and Amsterdam I spent some time working - not just playing. Instead of being with my granddaughter Shane, I spent quality time with Lucat, Mioty, Narovana and Serge. Lucat Mioty Narovana Serge ...and a dozen other little people. Serge's surgery only got [...]

By | March 17th, 2013|Blog|1 Comment

Amsterdam – 2013

I took a granddaughter for a short trip to visit Ann Frank, etc... in the city of canals (not Venice)... and bicycles. We ate a lot of Papa Fritz or Patates Frites with mayonaisse, etc. Went to see her "favorite" artist - interesting choice! Where's Normal Rockwell when you need him. We got a picture [...]

By | March 3rd, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Delightful Dublin

If you recognize this landmark, you are remarkable - and get to to to the top of the class. It was erected to commemorate some centennial - but I am told it was several years late in getting finished. It is just a needle - and the highest structure in the capitol city...just a short [...]

By | February 15th, 2013|Blog|0 Comments

Beautiful, but frustrating Brazil

These two photos are a giveaway as to where I am today. At one time our program did more corneal transplants in one of Brazil's largest cities, Belo Horizonte, than any other organization. Then the government got involved and demanded we send supp...

By | November 10th, 2012|Blog|1 Comment

Where am I now? Here’s a hint…

These pictures should give it away... The higest capitol national in the world, I am told they don't need much of a fire department because of the sparse oxygen. Here's a breathtaking panorama of - La Paz, Bolivia. The day after I arrived, the cou...

By | November 3rd, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

A Ringtail and Good Friends

Where am I now? This picture should give you a hint. Can you find them? Yes, those are Ringtail Lemurs, so I must be in Madagascar! Dr. Branson Call, our Chief Medical Officer, and I visited this wonderful island off the east coast of Africa. Dr. ...

By | October 9th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments

New Friends in Mozambique

I traveled to my next stop by local bus. The trick is to purchase two seats so you don't have to share the ride with a chicken in your lap. They sell tickets without giving much thought to the amount of baggage (often trade goods) that will be acc...

By | October 4th, 2012|Blog|0 Comments


The last time I was here the flame trees were in full bloom - bright red blossoms. I am here a little earlier in the season and the Jacarandas are taking their turn. The streets are full of lavendar. The economy may be a little better, but they ha...

By | October 2nd, 2012|Blog|1 Comment