Why I Am Leaving Uganda (Part 2)

Leaving anything is difficult as there are many memories and relationships that have been made along the way. Stepping away from Uganda is no different but what helps the most is the road that lies ahead. Coming to 31 Bits was still the right decision even though is has been a very difficult time for a […]

Why I am Leaving Uganda (Part 1)

In almost one week exactly I will be getting on a plane back the US. This time without a return ticket to Uganda. Last October I took a job with 31 Bits but will be stepping away from after Friday. Often in our careers we need to step away in order to keep moving forward […]

US in 1800 = Uganda Today

British Economist Angus Maddison put together in 2007 the first comprehensive analysis of global incomes dating as far back as is possible, known as the Maddison Project). For the US and most of Western Europe the data is sporadic before 1800 but has yearly data after 1800. For the rest of the world the data starts […]

Why I love Invisible Children

Living in the town where Invisible Children all started give you a unique view and understanding of the organization that is very polarizing for many. The organization announced it is winding down its operations this past December and it brought mixed emotions for people in the US. While it is very easy to identify with the […]

Uganda has no Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving historically traces back to 1621 when the Pilgrims had their first successful harvest and signified that they would be able to make it through the winter. Of the 102 Pilgrims who embarked on the journey, Thanksgiving signified that for the remaining 50 they would survive to build for themselves and those to come a […]