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on meetings

Last week we had an important, VIP-level meeting. The kind for which preparations are endless, and staff wrings its collective hands, and fingers are crossed that it goes off well. Fortunately, we had two advantages right off the bat: this Very Important Meeting was held under a most perfect tree (a good omen), and the welcoming committee was enthusiastic:

Thus the meeting commenced in great form and style, with a masterful emcee.

Mali village meeting tree

And it continued with a walk to see Important Things.

rural Mali village agriculture field

Admittedly, a long walk. And a very hot one, under an African sun.

rural Mali village traditional dress agriculture field

Maybe a little too long. But there was a point, and there were no complaints. No whiners in this bunch. They were on Official Business. So we continued.

rural Mali village walk

This was the point:

And after many questions and inspections, even the skeptics were convinced.

agriculture Mali ruralagriculture corn maize Mali village rural

And thus the meeting was a resounding, if sweaty, success.


  1. Debbie Vail says

    Hi Erin,
    Katie forwarded us your blog. I’m so enjoying it! It brings the place and your journey to life for me. I love your writing style- is there a poet hidden there? I hope the journey continues to be amazing……….Love, Debbie

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