Soccer match photographed by homeless teens.

Photo Essay: The Ball

Last week I spent some time with homeless kids last week living in the streets of Tanzania. Some are orphans, some castaways, some runaways. While I played a bit of keepaway with the boys and my colleague Eli, a few other kids took turns shooting the action with my camera. The results are fascinating.

“Amazing” Won’t Do

Ok. I’m back from Africa and have spent the whole week trying to write. A few of my best attempts have resulted in idiotic and cheezy half-paragraphs that contain the word “amazing” at least once per sentence. This is especially discouraging since “amazing” is one of those words that I generally try to avoid altogether…