Researching Medicinal Plants in Botswana

Recently I visited the lab of a researcher at University of Botswana whose aim is to find plants that can be used to treat illnesses among humans and animals.  He showed me three different labs.  The first had small glass bottles with dark orange dried plant material in a thin film around the bottles.  He … Continue reading

“time is a pony ride” talking heads

Time isn’t holding us, Time isn’t after us, Time isn’t owning up, Time is a pony ride. ~Talking Heads Something has created cognitive dissonance in my mind for years.  Maybe it makes sense to most people and I’m the lagging animal in the pack, but for quite some time I could never get this straight … Continue reading

Stop Being So Religious ~ Hafiz

What Do sad people have in Common? It seems They have all built a shrine To the past And often go there And do a strange wail and Worship. What is the beginning of Happiness? It is to stop being So religious Like That. ~Hafiz

Women’s Health in Southern Africa

A reality of southern Africa is the high rate of HIV/AIDS infections among the regional population. Swaziland and Botswana are the two countries with the highest (in the world) rates of HIV among their populations. Interestingly, many women are also showing up with cervical cancer. During the recent National Hiv/Aids, Sexually Transmitted Infections and Other … Continue reading