For some reason, the comment sections of everyone's blogs is blocked. So in regards to the comments posted on the entry below, I would like to respond:
Thanks Congo Girl!
The Malau, that is so interesting. Your mom must have awesome stories at the time. I am half-considering just gathering more and more anecdotes of the era. I have tons of stories but I need to start writing them down.
Kingston Girl, sometimes when I hear the Congolese lament over the dubious election process, I have to remind them that the US is not a picture of its perfect functioning either.
Welcome back Red Handed Jill!
Thanks Beavster. How is the job going? Are you still running around like crazy? Happy Birthday!!
And I would like to give a very special shout out to Beaver, my friend from Senegal now running around the world to catch up with NGOs, who's birthday it was yesterday. Happy Birthday girl!