Tanzania Bound – Tomorrow!

Beautiful Berries

This morning I had a fantastic, fantastic, fantastic run! It was one of those runs that left me utterly feeling good about life and all it has to offer. Running tends to do that to me. It’s a shame I don’t run more often, but it is on my to-do list when I am in Tanzania. The treadmill will be my friend.

When I was running home I happened to pass by the sheer majesty of nature. A huge bush was covered in tiny blue, turquoise, and purple berries. The sunlight was hitting it perfectly. It stopped me dead in my tracks and I just gazed at it and smiled. It was like I was in Wonderland. That was probably a runner’s high and endorphins kicking in, nevertheless the bush was so beautiful I had to bring a piece home to share. See how pretty? Just imagine thousands of tiny, beautiful, ornate berries covering a huge bush like little round jewels. Seeing that bush was definitely a gift this morning before I start writing and working from Africa.

Speaking of mornings – tomorrow morning I am off for Tanzania as an International Reporting Project fellow. I will learn about nutrition, agriculture, poverty, and even hunger. My reporting will be balanced, to be sure. I will look for the good and the bad, the triumphs and defeats and positive prospects for the future. I really hope you follow my journey. As always I will share tons.

Right now – I am thinking about everything I still need to do. So, with that – see you tomorrow from DC!


  1. I can only imagine how beautiful that bush was. Sounds like the perfect run before your trip! Looking forward to hearing what you learn during your trip. Enjoy!


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