Vicissitudes of fortune

May 28th, 2012 David Berger 4 min read

Morning all! Hope y’all are well and enjoying life. As I’ve been writing tonight and thinking a lot – facilitated by Marcus Aurelius – I’m getting motivation for some decent blogs. A couple points from Emperor Aurelius: “Bear in mind that the measure of a man is the worth of the things he cares about.” “The gods sustain and guide all their works. Not even…

How to learn English

May 8th, 2012 David Berger 6 min read

Good morning folks, I’ve got an interesting topic for you today. A break from the harsh cruel reality of coping with death and suffering in the African bush. It’s all based on a 19 year old kid named Kapindah. As I biked in to my clinic a few days ago calling out greetings and being waylaid by small children desperate to try and catch me…

Follow-up to a rough week:

May 3rd, 2012 David Berger 4 min read

Well, here’s to moving forward, understanding your place in the world, and keeping faith. After an absolutely frustrating and heart wrenching week – complete with the delayed receipt of the death of the second twin yesterday – I’ve worked myself into a motivated fervor. At least I can burn through some of this helplessness. Here’s a little catching up. I went into Mansa Friday night…