Baobob – The Next Super Food From Africa

In addition to Africa, Kayaking, Photography, and Adventure Travel one of my other interests is “alternative medicine.” I am not sure I like the phrase “alternative” as to me it is all medicine – some is natural and some is man made. I subscribe to a number of sites that keep me apprised of the […]

Can Smelly Socks Cure Malaria?

A recent article in the Los Angeles Times described a young man, Fredos Okumu, from a remote part of Kenya, who as a young boy, expected to come down with malaria at least twice a year.  To try to prevent mosquitos from biting he would sit in his house surrounded by smoke – eyes stinging, […]

A Vacation is not a Luxury

In a recent article in the Los Angeles Times, Jens Pruessner, an associate professor in the departments of psychology, psychiatry, neurology and neurosurgery at McGill University in Montreal stated “A vacation is not a luxury, It’s an investment in your health.” According to the article a vacation is a chance to get away from many […]

An Unusual Way to Attract Fans to a Concert

I have not had the pleasure yet of hearing a Taraab Music Concert but I am looking forward to it. Taraab or Tarabu music is is a fusion of Swahili tunes sung in rhythmic poem spiced with Arabic or at times Indian melodies. It is found all over East Africa including Uganda, Rwanda, Burundi and […]