Wednesday, May 02, 2018

These are a bunch of wall prototypes that have been built in the San Diego area right on the border. In fact you can see the current border fence behind these prototypes. Sorry, but couldn't quite figure out how to get closer to these. If you find a way (that doesn't get you into trouble) please let me know.

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Can someone please explain to me what is happening in the Korean peninsula? I can't tell from scanning the news whether these latest events are unorthodox but brilliant diplomacy or a hasty and naive blunder. Opinions are clearly extreme. 

Sunday, October 08, 2017

My last day in the DR and the end of a month of nearly constant travel.  Tired but still sorry to be leaving. Now begins a month of nearly constant data analysis.

This would be a prettier scene without all the electric wires but still

Friday, October 06, 2017

So tropical storm Nate is official and looks to make landfall somewhere in the US on Sunday. Please don't take it from me, check the official NOAA forecast. I don't know if the super hot weather here in the DR has anything to do with Nate, but I can definitely confirm that it is warm here. But how see how beautiful these deep green hills are.

Wednesday, October 04, 2017

In less than 2 days we've been to the border with Haiti and back, and done 3 trainings for surveyors on how to conduct interviews. It is now 1:30 in the morning and I am wide awake for no apparent reason (well, I guess an apparent reason might be that I am in the Dominican Republic and I drank coffee every time someone brought one to me which is at least 5 times I can count right now). Good to have the last of evaluation trainings behind me. Now just focus on data entry and analysis. This is a view of Lago Enriquillo from the mountains right near the border between the DR and Haiti. Haiti is behind you in the photo. Oh, also  NOAA predicts a 70% chance of tropical storm formation by Sunday.

Sunday, October 01, 2017

Selling Moringa in the Port au Prince airport. Someone is mounting an aggressive campaign. I know there are pockets of people around the world who are totally dedicated to socializing the use of Moringa. I wonder how that is going.

Saturday, September 30, 2017

Port au Prince! I'm still only in Port au Prince.
Fe foje. Traditionally this was made from discarded steel barrels and has become a well known form of Haitian art. This one happens to be hanging outside my room.