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Silver bullet

November 18, 2014

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This post is for all of you who may be interested in the more technical aspect of what we do on the maintenance floor. I am picking up a bit from a former AIMer who wrote a blog all about refurbishing our aircraft. You can see his blog here project 206. We are a leaner […]

Contessa Rachel’s Birth Story + pics

September 19, 2014

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September 11th 2014 When many people around the world were remembering what happened 13 years ago in New York, I woke up with the thought, “Today I will birth a baby.” Here is the story. It is short. Much shorter than I was expecting, but birth is one of those things comes in it’s own […]

How to Run a Lathe

August 20, 2014

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Do you know how to run a lathe? How about weld? Maybe you are good with wood working? Amazingly all of these are skills that aircraft mechanics need/it is really helpful if they can do them. Most of us though have limited exposure and less practice so when someone comes along who is a VoTech […]

Five things we would not have known 2 years ago

August 20, 2014

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1. We will never stop being a spectacle While we’ve come to expect being stared at ALL THE TIME, it still makes us uncomfortable. Walking down the street, talking to a neighbor, standing in line at the grocery store. Everywhere. Pretty much if we are within eyesight of anyone, they are staring at us, and […]

Three (other) reasons why the recent terrorist attack saddens me

September 23, 2013

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The recent horror (see here for explanation) that took place in a shopping mall here in Nairobi left me stumbling around in a bit of haze for the past few days. Even as I write this, my phone vibrates and I look over to see I’ve received another text alert, “Reports of increased gunfire…please continue […]

when you realize you’re a jerk

June 6, 2013

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By Clarissa That moment. You know, when you realize you are a worse person than you thought you were. I just had one. It had been a long day. In the heat. In traffic. With a baby. I shuffle through people hoping to sell me stuff and me trying to convince them in as polite […]

American vs Kenyan Election

March 12, 2013

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A few differences we have observed between the elections we have witnessed in the US and what we have just seen here. America:There are very clearly two real potential candidates during the general election. Kenya: Had 5 (though it did turn out to be basically a two horse race) *** A: We accuse our candidates […]