Author Archives: Zags in Zambezi

Linger

Hello all family and friends! I am posting this from the Dubai airport (we made it!) but have been writing while settled into seat 44F next to the one and only Bryce Joshua Kreiser. Many of my peers are queuing … Continue reading

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Sweet Dreams Zambezi

Goodbyes: not always easy to accept, never saying exactly what’s desired or wanted. Only attempting to convey the love and appreciation felt along this amazing, yet tumultuous month-long journey. Hopping on bush planes tomorrow, beginning the long, airborne journey home … Continue reading

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Enjoy Right Now, Today But a few nights ago, I found myself in the kitchen between Mamma Violet and Mamma Katendi, cutting sweet potatoes with utmost precision. A flow state accompanies me as I balanced the task at hand and … Continue reading

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Oh the Places You’ll Go

  Goodbye. Such a simple phrase, though it carries an abundance of weight and unknowing. How do you say goodbye to people that have stolen a piece of your heart whom you know you will likely never see again? How … Continue reading

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Yes

Our recent ventures during our concluding week in Zambezi have included visits to the beach, many meetings with various tailors around town, wrapping up class material, celebrating Annika’s birthday in stereotypical study abroad fashion, watching the sun set, and attending … Continue reading

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Lines in the Sand

“Are you going to dance?” inquires an individual at the Makishi ceremony. I grasp tightly onto the skin on my upper arm. The flesh feels tight around the muscle and bone. “No, I’m not,” I reply. “Why?” The individual responds. … Continue reading

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Other People’s Words

  Pictured above, these three beautiful humans have been teaching business and leadership here in Zambezi, a group that I’m lucky to be part of. They’ve taught me more than they could ever know. They show up and shine. Chloe, … Continue reading

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How to Set the World on Fire (without burning it down)

I write you today in what may be my last writing ever as a Gonzaga Student.  In a fitting end to my collegiate writing career, I now write this in the wee hours of the night after a beer (in … Continue reading

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Looking up, looking down

Hello loyal blog readers and followers! Since it’s been a while here’s a few updates for those following along at home: Although the flies and spiders are still a problem, we have ventured into the world of cockroaches. So, we … Continue reading

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Finding Comfort in the Midst of Discomfort

  Hello sweet family, friends, and all those reading!             We are just over three weeks into our time in Zambia, many of us finally in a rhythm but still experiencing new surprises each day. We enjoy meals together, walk … Continue reading

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