The Ouch was Today

I had my first appointment with the travel clinic today and got my yellow fever and Hepatitis A and B vaccines.  It was not as bad as I had imagined, clearly not as bad as the Tetanus booster that I had to get from my family physician last month.  So the trip to Africa is getting serious.  We have airline tickets, a plan and family meeting in Amsterdam and friends in Tanzania working on safari deals and my all important visit to the Ngorongoro crater.  As a former biologist I am so looking forward to walking where the first humans walked about three million years ago.  Talk about getting in touch with your roots-this is it!  I can’t wait.

On the other hand, tech4tanzania is all about connecting the past to the future, isn’t it?  Tech4tanzania is not just honoring where we have come from but what all of us, the descendants of Lucy (the first humanoid), can do to further the cause of humanity and move us forward in learning, discovery and joy.  That is what made us aware that we were just a touch different from rest of creation….that God created us in such a way that we would revel in moving ahead, whether it is discovering how to use that new opposing thumb, a spine that made us walk upright or whether it is to learn how to search the internet for the latest discoveries in particle physics.  I am yearning for it.  I think it’s going to be awesome.LucyAFP


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