Tag Archives: Malawi

Now recruiting for Team Satan in Malawi

A few years ago, I posted a short piece about the practice of witchcraft in the African nation of Malawi, and, as a result, every six months or so, I get a strange comment in my in-box. Here’s the most recent one. It comes from a man in Lilongwe, Malawi who wants my help “joining” […]

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On the optimism and pity of the non-Americans passing us by

My friend Pete and I eat lunch together a few times a month. Pete, who’s an academic, tells me of his travels to fascinating places like Malawi and Sweden, where he’s either conducting field research on the spread of parasitic diseases, or sharing his findings with leaders in the field of world health, and I […]

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The Refuse Stealing Kukana Kuba Band

As I’ve mentioned here before, my friend Pete has been in the African country of Malawi these past several weeks, conducting scientific research in support of his PhD thesis. Fortunately for those of us who care about Pete, he’s been blogging about his adventures, and I’ve found his posts absolutely fascinating, as they delve into […]

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Satanism Rocks Churches in Malawi

I don’t know that he’s directly responsible for “rocking” churches and introducing Satanism to the people of Malawi, but I find it interesting that, after my friend Pete had spent a week there, this is the headline that would grace the front page of the nation’s largest paper. Pete, for those of you who don’t […]

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Japan, ramping up H1N1 precautions

My friend Pete Larson, a brilliant musician who turned his back on rock and roll in order accept his fate and become a scientist, just returned from Japan, where he wrote the following. I thought some of you with mask fetishes might enjoy it. While the 2009 H1N1 flu has been written off by the […]

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