Update on Oltorotua Wells from Fredericktowne Rotarians Who Visited

Yesterday evening I heard an excellent and fun presentation Deb Morrone and Tim Winter of the Fredericktowne Rotary made about their trip to Oltorotua. Since only one borehole yielded water, work is continuing to supply water from that one ample flow to all the compounds in the village. Tim wrote a request, which we hope […]

What Grant Approval by The Rotary Foundation Means & Thanks to You

Digging Wells for Oltorotua

The approval of the grant by The Rotary Foundation (TRF) is a huge step forward. It means that three wells will be dug and the villagers will be provided hygiene training, to take advantage of the health benefits from clean water. It also means the Nakuru-Great Rift Valley (GRV) Rotary Club […]


Dr. Jan Bowman, a long-time friend, gave me permission to include what she calls “creative nonfiction” here. I think it is so beautiful and touching and true that it is closer to poetry. Enjoy! Then please check out her website for some fascinating fictional short stories. And last, a happy hurrah shout-out to Jan and […]


Today is the first day of Chalica. What is Chalica, you ask? Since the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Frederick (UUCF) is holding individual donations until the wells are dug and funding is needed, I think I will bring in a little UU information. As our minister, the Rev. Dr. Carl Gregg said yesterday, new traditions […]

Jackson's visit to U.S.

Since Jackson Liaram will not be visiting us this month, I am sadly canceling the scheduled events. Jackson was turned down for a visa a second time. He received a message of 214(b), which means he did not convince the consular that his visit was going to be temporary. I find this amazing because officers […]