The Forgotten Railway

On June 29th, 1909, Sierra Leone celebrated a significant milestone as their "14-years in the making" railway finally reached from Freetown to Pendembu, 227 miles east of the capital city. The British began surveying for the railway in 1893 and by 1907 the first line from Freetown to Wellington began operations.  Over the next two years, it … Continue reading The Forgotten Railway

Amazing Grace

After months and months of preparation, including logistical details, travel passports and visas, luggage, clothes, medical checks, hosting, and communication protocols, on Monday, August 26, 2019 the day finally arrived for 21-month-old Grace Koroma to undergo surgery to remove the teratoma tumor on her neck.  Dr. Fred Grimmer, an Ear, Nose and Throat specialist was the … Continue reading Amazing Grace

Fishing

"Give a man to fish and you will feed him for a day, Teach him how to fish and you will feed him for a lifetime." The origin of this oft quoted proverb is unclear. Some will say it is an old Chinese Proverb, or that it was penned by Maimonides, Lao-Tzu or Mao Zedong. … Continue reading Fishing