Red tape fury

October 30, 2016 (Kampala): Stephen Buehner writes in his book Ensouling Language how good writers need to know what makes them furious in this world and use that power in their writing. Over the course of this week I've realized one of mine: I am infuriated that something as good and pleasurable as human sexuality …

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(Dis)obedience

November 29, 2015 (Kampala): Yesterday morning we stuck around the Baptist Mission and didn't do much. Then we went to Little Donkey for lunch. From there I walked to Kololo Airstrip to see Pope Francis for my 'spiritual pilgrimage' into Kampala. As it turned out, I did get to see the Pope, but a couple …

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Forbidden fruit

November 22, 2010: In the theater [in Kampala during one of our breaks] I was sitting next to several very beautiful Ugandan women and was reminded how quickly a man could be led astray. Occasionally the woman beside me would brush my arm or leg, and her touch was electrifying. The sweetness of forbidden fruit …

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