Elephant Epic Mountain Biking: Lusaka to Zambezi

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The Elephant Epic is a 75-kilometer perineum-punishing mountain bike ride from Lusaka to the Zambezi River in Zambia. Over 180 people rode it yesterday – an annual human migration that many Zambians we passed think is mad. I think they may have a point. The racecourse is mostly downhill, which matters greatly when you’re on […]

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Hire Me! ISO: A New Job in October

I’m proud to announce that USAID/Zambia is hiring a Zambian Digital Development Advisor to replace me. This is an awesome development. It shows the Mission is committed to digital development for the long term, and they will have a staff person able to dive into the minutia of ICT4D on a daily basis. A clear […]

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My Experience: One Million Miler Status on United Airlines

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What happens when you fly one million miles on United Airlines? This is my experience reaching lifetime Star Alliance Gold status. Before 1 Million Miles: Nothing I’ve been tracking the One Million Miler goal on United Airlines Mileage Plus program for a few years now. I was close back in 2019 when I reached 85 […]

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My Future at Fifty One

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Fifty-one years ago, I came screaming into this world. By some cultures, that makes me 52 today. Either way, I don’t feel a half-century old. I certainly don’t think of myself as 51. That is until I see a selfie of some old guy who looks like me. Then I remember the many orbits around […]

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