I grew up in Kenya in a house without a telephone. It was a big day when KP&T brought phone lines to the Kijabe mission. The phone at my parents’ Kesho offices was 12Y7. To make a call required whirling a handle and shouting for the operator in Naivasha. Often the lines were down and no one answered resulting in louder shouting. Phone service remained erratic until cell phones arrived.

Now rural areas are filled with people texting on phones. So, though we are Old Africa, we are trying to keep up with the times, which now includes journaling on the internet – something called weblogging or “blogging.” I’ll be making regular updates commenting on issues relating to Old Africa and our shared history. So keep up to date with us on our new Old Africa blog.