Thursday, September 27, 2007

Blog Updated

Well, I've back-posted every blog entry that was saved on my computer. I think there's a few in December 2005 that I didn't get saved due to computer problems. For those who have been following my journeys, take a look back in time...

Wednesday, September 26, 2007

Namibia Style

There's really not a great deal different in Namibia when you talk about the basics.  There are stores, roads, people and food.  The differences exist in subtleties within categories.  One must dig deep to find where our cultures diverge in aspects of life.  Below are a few of these recently discovered differences.

Field Trip!  Namibia style...

To a "Computer Lab", again, Namibia style...

Passing a "Corner Market", yes... Namibia style too

Tuesday, September 25, 2007


**** NOTICE ****
I, Jason Sears, resident of Huis Dreyer on Hugel Straas, hereby declare a state of war between the Sovereign Conglomeration of Peace Corps Crashers (SCPCC) and the Cockroach species.

AS the Cockroach species has neglected and in some cases blatantly disregarded the terms of the December 2006 Windhoek Peace Accord, and

AS the Cockroach species continues to raid food supplies designated "SCPCC Only", and

AS the Cockroach species breeds, defecates and otherwise inhabits regions of Huis Dreyer considered detrimental to SCPCC prosperity and security, and

AS the Cockroad species failed to respond to communiques pertaining to the infractions of the December 2006 Windhoek Peace Accord in addition to treaties signed by parties within the SCPCC,

WE the SCPCC have determined necessary to embark on full war with the goal of obliterating the Cockroach species from SCPCC territories.

The SCPCC urges all Cockroaches to flee SCPCC territories immediately as a bombing campaign will begin soon. Any roaches found within the territories will be considered combatants and executed immediately.

There will never again be peace between the Cockroach species and the SCPCC, war will continue as long as even a single roach lives. All power to RAID!!

Wednesday, September 19, 2007

Things I Thought I'd Never Do In Africa...

Things I've done in Africa that I never though I'd do:

  • Download Daily Shows from the internet every week
  • Send a computer for repair to the states
  • Have the same computer completely die a year later
  • Travel… only not as a tourist, as a computer guy, as a teacher, and as a friend
  • Get impatient; I thought I’d master this, but alas…
  • Abandon my long admired work ethic for the “just try and show up” method
  • Cheer out loud as a cloud temporarily covers the sun
  • Eat crocodile, ostrich, warthog, donkey and dog
  • Grow out my hair
  • Forget I’m white
  • Forget I’m American
  • Want to stay
  • Want to leave
  • See death, hopelessness and apathy everywhere
  • Find youth who are pretty much just like the youth in the States; ready for adventure, caught up in gossip and romance, trying to maintain a small amount of concern for education and the future

Friday, September 14, 2007

Taking A Break

This is how I feel right now.  It doesn't feel like I got hit by a truck. 
Nor am I feeling isolated or lost.  Rather, I feel like I've set off on an
epic journey (hence the long-ass road) and am just taking a break.

Pictured is my good Peace Corps friend Jay Haase.  He is my mentor and
friend.  He is the biggest reason that I se my situation here as "taking
five" rather than "dead on a road to nowhere."

Thanks Jay.