I made generalizations about men in Turkey, until I cycled through. Two different stories of being hosted (1,700 words). Continue reading
Tsetse flies became more interesting when I turned my research into real-life experience (1,300 words).
Pedalling west, it took me two months to cross a chunk of Turkey by bicycle during the winter. I entered by way of the Cilder Border and made it to near Bartin before boarding a bus the remaining distance to Istanbul.
My favourite photos follow a bit of context about the mental experience.
Reporting on geoscience issues seemed like a great fit for my background and goals. Instead, it forced me to face internal conflicts I’d been avoiding about interests and sunk costs (2,300 words). Continue reading
I investigated fluoride in Tanzania for two reasons. First, because we tend to become curious about what we experience. Many of the people we met in East Africa visibly suffer from fluorosis (2,000 words).
In Uganda, it was difficult to move beyond simply seeing what I wanted to see (2,000 words). Continue reading