Category Archives: Africa

Kenya, Tanzania, and Egypt, mostly.

Benedictine Tanzania

Early missions to Tanzania include the Augustinians (1499), the Holy Ghost Fathers (1863), the White Fathers (1879) and the Benedictine Monks (1887). Including Protestant denominations, the Benedictine Tradition seems to be the leading voice for the Christian worldview in Tanzania. … Continue reading

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When Elephants Fight

There is an old African proverb that says: “When two elephants fight, the grass suffers.”  So, if you are a casual observer on safari– Keep your distance from fighting elephants. Avoid male elephants in musk– they can be aggressive. Don’t … Continue reading

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Run to the Roar

From the Prologue of Run to the Roar: Coaching to Overcome Fear, By Paul Assaiante and James Zug– “Over the millennia on the African savanna, lions have developed a hunting technique. The oldest lion in the pride is often infirm. She … Continue reading

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Chickens

Imagine you are a Peace Corp worker in some third world country– let’s call it Budzaria. You find that the local Budzarian people are not getting enough protein in their diet, and that one cause is that while they do … Continue reading

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Entrepreneurship

In visiting the third world, we often learn something about ourselves. We might see that some people drive on the left side of the road, and often have roundabouts instead of intersections. Hospitals might be closed on weekends. We might … Continue reading

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David Livingstone 1813-1873

David Livingstone was born in Blantyre, Lanarkshire, Scotland, a location close to many Steeles. A close friend and travel companion was Sir Thomas Steele, who rose to the rank of Full General and Colonel in the Coldstream Guards, in his … Continue reading

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Thomas Steele 1820-1890

Steele, Sir Thomas Montague (1820-1890) “proved a very constant friend” to David Livingstone, who was born across the river from Bothwell. Accompanied Livingstone in 1843 to Africa. He was the eldest son of Major-General Thomas Steele. His military career spanned … Continue reading

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