There are so many good reasons/excuses I could give you as to why I did just one blog post last June, with indications that I would start consistently blogging again, and then I disappeared... again. I could tell you that life has been super crazy busy, and that by necessity some things just don't get done. And that would be true. But it sounds like a lame excuse. I could tell you that I have been (and continue to be) in a season of 'work' right now where (for reasons that I can't really share here) I am not able to talk quite as freely on this open blogging forum about some of the exciting things that happen because of the MAF flights that I get to do. That would also be true, and is probably the biggest reason that I have struggled to keep blogging.
It definitely makes it a bit frustrating for me, b/c if I can't share details I feel like I'm just sharing very generic, boring stuff and wasting your time. Yet, some of you who used to check my blog have indicated that you miss seeing the posts. So here I go yet again...
As I said above, my posts will continue to be quite general and generic for the foreseeable future, as they relate to who/what we fly, and why. Hopefully you can understand and read between the lines. Cool stuff is happening, but you'll just get some pics and generic descriptions.
Above, and below are shots from a flight to South Sudan. I really enjoy being able to serve a variety of organizations who work in difficult and remote parts of that country.
The next 3 shots are also from South Sudan...
Here are 2 shots from Uganda. The first was taken a few months ago when it was still green-ish. You can see a little family village down there, in the shape of a circle with dividers. They form these from branches of acacia, which have huge thorns. That helps to keep both predatory animals (and people) out, and also at times to keep their cattle and goats in the innermost part of the circle at night.
This was taken just a few weeks ago. As you can see it's starting to dry out as we are now in dry season. It will continue to get more and more brown until the rains return.
I hope that I'll be able to actually follow through on my intentions to post a few times a month going forward. You'll just have to bear with me and expect photos, but not so many behind-the-scenes details. The flights I get to do are facilitating some really exciting work through many awesome organizations and people. I wish I could tell you all of the individual stories in detail, but perhaps that can happen someday when we are face to face. :-)