The pursuit of happiness

May 2006. Francis received the pencil with a gleam in his eyes. He was in primary school and I presumed that he could use the pencil. He ran off with it but soon returned with a lollipop in his mouth and a smile. I deduced where he’d been – to the nearest store where he …

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Meatless in Malawi

May 2006. Village elder John led our group to his backyard in Kande. Dinner was spread out on a mat in front of us. His grandmother prepared a mean one – spinach, beans, rice, cassava cake, and cream of sweet potato soup. To top it off – beef stew! Someone who hasn’t been to this …

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