Sunday, October 28, 2007

Last Post Ever

After 16 months we're leaving on the Astreus flight tomorrow. The experience of Liberia has been crazy, and not always enjoyable, but we've seen a lot of positive change in a short time; Liberia's getting better all the time. The city has started paying people to clean up trash, electrical poles are going up all over the place, and soon they're going to start repaving Tubman Blvd. Heck, you can even get cinnamon rolls in the morning now!

I can't wait to see this place in ten years' time. The other day a friend showed us an old postcard of Monrovia from the 1970's and the place looked downright beautiful. Hopefully those days are coming back again. It really depends on the desire of individual Liberians to live in peace with each other. And a lot is riding on the willingness of the diaspora to come home and contribute.

Yesterday out on Old Road I got stuck in a mud bog and couldn't move my company jeep even with the 4WD engaged. I was immediately surrounded by a mob of 20 young men. To be honest, I was a little concerned for my safety. But instead of doing me any ill, without a second's hesitation, the guys volunteered to wade through the mud and push me back to dry land.

When I told her the story, my ladyfriend said, "This country's really changing."

Here's hoping!

Thanks for reading,

Josh

59 Comments:

Blogger Michael said...

thanks josh for your wonderful blog,you give us a bit of home when we could not be home, we will miss your blog very much.

6:30 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Josh,

we thank you for all the information you were able to provide regarding our dear homeland.I received Most of my news about home from your blog. Thanks very much.

hey, one final thing, can you do us a favor by posting your photo? We want to know the face behind the news.

2:14 PM  
Blogger Justus said...

josh- i just found this blog this morning and have read through some of them because I am going to Liberia in the Spring to work for creative associates international and i greatly appreciated your insights! safe travels!

3:20 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Josh,

Thank you for a wonderful blog. I loved your mix of news and personal insights and avidly looked forward to new posts. All the best in your new pursuits.

Amy

6:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, it was a nice read from time to time. Good luck with your future ventures.

Via con dios dude.

7:43 PM  
Blogger David said...

Thanks Josh for taking the time to share your insights into Liberia's progress and daily life. I really enjoyed reading your comments and postings and hope you continue to do the same in whatever other corners of the globe your path takes you.

4:17 PM  
Blogger Eleni Benson said...

I've thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and I'll miss it!!

2:00 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Josh, the Liberia Ledger was outstanding and I look forward to two things:

1. your book to be written about Liberia. There will be a book, right?

2. your new blog from your new location.

-chrisf

11:09 PM  
Anonymous Ruth said...

I'm sad to see you leave Liberia as they need more people like you there. It has been great having your blog as a connection to home when I'm so far away. Thanks so much for that!
Best of luck to you in your new adventures.

12:23 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

6:44 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

6:52 AM  
Blogger ElroyTLanphear said...

support..................................................

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

11:55 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

10:04 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice post and this enter helped me alot in my college assignement. Thank you for your information.

12:31 AM  
Blogger 裕瑤 said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

8:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

1:29 PM  
Blogger 8501 said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

7:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

12:38 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.

7:57 AM  
Anonymous andy hanson said...

Nice work with this blog. You are right, Liberia was a great looking place in the 60' and 70's. The beaches were breathtaking especially at Sugar Beach and Robertsport. The upcountry was spectacular especially around Tapeta and Toweh-ta. But this was all during the Tubman and Barkley era with much repression of the tribal folk. The revolution was in the air all during this time period, just not carried out. We could feel it very clearly where we lived in Gio Country. The Civil War tore the hell out of the whole country and killed many of my friends, sadly. May Charles Taylor rot in his cell.
Andy Hanson
PCV Liberia 1

10:04 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hello guys,

Do you want to watch Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World online? It is not released yet but you can watch it already!

Click here to [url=http://watch-spykids4allthetimeintheworld-online.com/watch-spykids4allthetimeintheworld-online-free.php]watch Spy Kids 4: All the Time in the World online free[/url]

9:58 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

best place to buy xanax online xanax side effects while pregnant - xanax addiction more drug_side_effects

12:52 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buy zolpidem online zolpidem qualitest - what is zolpidem tartrate 5mg for

7:58 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buy ativan ativan+online+overnight - lorazepam 1 mg vademecum

8:39 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

generic diazepam diazepam side effects in elderly - diazepam suppository dosage

12:19 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buy diazepam que es mejor diazepam o lorazepam - purchase of diazepam online

12:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

zolpidem picture buy zolpidem no rx - ambien generic vs brand

1:51 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buy diazepam online valium side effects cats - how long does diazepam 10mg last

2:29 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buy xanax online without prescription alprazolam 0 5 mg wirkung - xanax generic photos

8:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

xanax anxiety mentax (generic xanax) - pictures yellow xanax pills

11:50 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

lorazepam mg ativan dosage anxiety elderly - ativan xanax difference

1:42 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

order xanax no prescription xanax side effects 2012 - xanax for anxiety and stress

6:34 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

buy valium online valium effects uk - valium effects fertility

9:44 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

valium 5mg cheap generic valium uk - generic valium identification

3:43 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

valium generic valium tablets side effects - valium anxiety yahoo

11:52 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

valium anxiety valium 10mg d-10 (generic) - 10mg valium first time

12:01 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

cheap ambien ambien withdrawal crying - ambience mall gurgaon closed tuesday

2:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

diazepam without prescription valium drug test - taking valium depression

2:48 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Osteopathic Medicine Class Profile order prednisolone - purchase prednisone http://www.prednisone4sale.com/#purchase-prednisone

1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Adipex Diet Pills On Line diflucan pills - where to buy diflucan http://www.diflucansaleonline.net/#where-to-buy-diflucan , [url=http://www.diflucansaleonline.net/#order-fluconazole-no-prescription ]order fluconazole no prescription [/url]

3:24 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cotto Fight Drugs escitalopram cost - escitalopram no prescription http://www.costoflexaproonline.net/#escitalopram-no-prescription , [url=http://www.costoflexaproonline.net/#escitalopram-online ]escitalopram online [/url]

7:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

when to test for pregnancy after clomid | http://clomiddiscount.webs.com/#87792 - ordering clomid, clomid blogs

6:31 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

late ovulation after clomid | buying clomid online - is it safe to buy clomid online, clomid hot flashes

3:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

1, sumatriptan without rx - sumatriptan for sale http://www.brawr.net/#sumatriptan-for-sale , [url=http://www.brawr.net/#order-imitrex-no-prescription ]order imitrex no prescription [/url]

10:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

clomid and ovulation calculator | [url=http://ordergenericclomid.webs.com/#28898]buying clomid line[/url] - buy clomid 100mg, gxgk clomid for men fertility

11:32 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[url=http://buyadderallonline.webs.com/]buy adderall locally[/url]
[url=http://buyadderallonline.webs.com/buy-ritalin-online]Buy Adderall Without Prescription[/url]
[url=http://buyadderallonline.webs.com/buy-methadone-online]need to buy methadone[/url]
[url=http://buyadderallonline.webs.com/buy-oxycontin-online]where to buy oxycontin in bali[/url]
[url=http://buyadderallonline.webs.com/buy-concerta-online]can you buy concerta in mexico[/url]

7:54 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.formspring.me/sjshop]buy amlodipine uk[/url] order amlodipine [url=http://www.formspring.me/hjshop]buy ibuprofen hong kong[/url] age buy ibuprofen uk [url=http://www.formspring.me/kmarket]buy ultracod online[/url] buy ultracod online [url=http://www.formspring.me/hshop]buy dihydrocodeine 30mg[/url] buy dihydrocodeine tablets/without prescription [url=http://www.formspring.me/llshop]paracetamol max purchase[/url] where can i buy paracetamol with codeine [url=http://www.formspring.me/xcshop]buy azur online[/url] buy azur online [url=http://www.formspring.me/kshop]purchase tramadol cod[/url] buy tramadol pets [url=http://www.formspring.me/dshop]order codeine syrup uk[/url] order codeine syrup online

5:16 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

[url=http://www.formspring.me/HeikkiBarry]buy claritine online[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/SuomalTyler]buy telfast[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/PontusRojas]order Clarinase[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/TiihonenBallard]purchase Cetirizine[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/TimonenDoyle]buy tavegil[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/VeliHarrell]order zyrtec samples[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/TenoiWoodward]buy anafranil online uk[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/ViiniRasmussen]buy amitriptyline for dogs[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/ViljakainDavid]order generic prozac online[/url] [url=http://www.formspring.me/SulanderMercer]order zoloft[/url]

10:02 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Believe it or not pigskin leather, the same as that used in making footballs, is also highly utilized as leather used in the manufacture of quality footwear. The recent development of machines that can produce enough pigskin in proper condition to be chrome tanned has allowed this type of leather to become more popular. Another aspect of pigskin is that it readily accepts dyes which allows for it to be produced in the wide variety of colors needed in womens shoes in particular.Going for the same price as Sperry Top-Sider Largo, Tretorn are currently available from Zappos. They have a classic shape reflected by Tretorn in a feather-light canvas, they come with a rubber sole that is PVC free. The major difference between these and the Sperry Top-Sider Largo is that Tretorn have a low-slung profile and care-free attitude expressed by the makers intentional removal of the roping common with espadrilles. A truly Swedish invention.[url=http://www.cheaptomsbuy.com]Cheap Toms[/url] Will TOMS Shoes Stretch? Presently, exquisite designs are available in Toms shoes and those of you who are not much concerned about the price tags can opt for customized wider shoes. Some Toms shoes employ highly shock absorbent materials inside the shoe so as to facilitate ease of walking. Also, certain models have deeper toe boxes so that there is even more toe room for those who need it. You can find shoes with lycra and such stretchable materials as their top covering which will allow your feet to move around comfortably. There are many options available in the wider category of shoes which are light weight, flexible and durable. [url=http://www.cheaptomssite.com]Cheap Toms Shoes[/url] Private companies are profit based and this in turn attracts investors from all sectors. More social entrepreneurship funds are required to make the social investment community as strong as the mainstream investment community. Partnering with private companies will also help social entrepreneurs learn more about running business the smarter way. [url=http://www.tomsfans.com]Toms Oultet Store[/url] The varieties available at TOMS shoes come in different and very exotic colors, shapes and fabrics. The basic style of shoes is alpargata, mostly found in Argentina. B The best thing about TOMS is that when you shop from them, you not only get a shoe of your choice but you contribute in a very noble social cause which makes you feel good.The shoes are feather weight and very casual in looks. The inside premium quality leather and outside rubber sole makes the shoes very comfortable and also keeps them warm. They are perfect for a general daily basis use. Their most popular style is Cordones which are best for teenager women.
Relate Artcile

[url=http://www.blogger.com/comment.g?blogID=8208660141113597942&postID=7937216787741315712&page=1&token=1367009444832]wholesalecomfortable toms women shoes for cheap price[/url]
[url=http://laporta.altervista.org/fra-pierluigi-marchesi-o-h-rinnovamento/comment-page-225/#comment-122279]ordercomfortable toms men shoes for cheap price[/url]

6:16 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who Wears TOMS Shoes?The varieties available at TOMS shoes come in different and very exotic colors, shapes and fabrics. The basic style of shoes is alpargata, mostly found in Argentina. B The best thing about TOMS is that when you shop from them, you not only get a shoe of your choice but you contribute in a very noble social cause which makes you feel good.The shoes are feather weight and very casual in looks. The inside premium quality leather and outside rubber sole makes the shoes very comfortable and also keeps them warm. They are perfect for a general daily basis use. Their most popular style is Cordones which are best for teenager women.[url=http://www.cheaptomsbuy.com]Cheap Toms sale[/url] As we all know, Toms shoes are very popular all the world. Some people like their comfortable feeling, some people like their unique style, and any other people like their word One for One. No matter why people like Toms shoes, it is true that the shoes bring people so much benefit. At the same time, either women or men, either young or old, people always find their love Toms shoes.TOMS shoes was created from your bulletin tomorrow. The eyes abaft the name forth with the aboriginal abstraction were to actualize shoes for tomorrow. Today, they are committed to accouterment accoutrement too. Operating out of Santa Monica, California, Toms shoes is usually an aggregation that has both non-profit and accumulation agendas. The aggregation ability architecture shoes which ability be failing and resemble acclaimed Argentine Alparagata design. [url=http://www.onlinetomsoutlet.com]Toms Outlet[/url] In current time, espadrilles are considered an easy pack and versatile summer footwear for the males of all ages. Espadrilles come in multiple varieties, but the ones below are the finest on the moment. Presently, admirable designs are accessible in Toms shoes and those of you who are not abundant anxious about the amount tags can opt for customized added shoes. Some Toms shoes apply awful shock absorptive abstracts central the shoe so as to facilitate affluence of walking. Also, assertive models accept added toe boxes so that there is even added toe allowance for those who charge it. You can acquisition shoes with lycra and such stretchable abstracts as their top accoutrement which will acquiesce your anxiety to move about comfortably. There are abounding options accessible in the added class of shoes which are ablaze weight, adjustable and durable. You can acquisition Toms shoes calmly in some specialty food and aswell in assertive accepted cossack stores. One of the easiest means to acquisition the appropriate brace of shoes is to seek online. [url=http://www.tomsfans.com]Toms Oultet Store[/url] TOMS shoes are often linked to nobility Their unique designs and catchy colors make them a perfect choice for women who love to stand out of the crowd. The shoes from TOMS are more suitable for teenagers and youngsters because of their particular shape and looks. Let me explain you that why should you avail the offer of Cheap Toms Shoes . Are you a TOMS Shoes enthusiast like us? Always wondered what TOMS Shoes is all about? Let us answer all your questions about TOMS Shoes now.
Relate Post
[url=http://www.freeware.ru/forummain.html]toms sale high quality for you discount online[/url]
[url=http://emaktabah.net/details.php?image_id=1373&sessionid=h4kl50419jm52a2rp01vjhsmj3+Result:+captcha+recognized;+no+post+sending+forms+are+found;]toms online high quality for you discount online[/url]

5:33 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The write-up has confirmеd uѕеful tο
me personally. It’s extremely helpful аnd you're simply certainly extremely well-informed in this region. You get opened our sight for you to different opinion of this subject matter together with intriguing, notable and sound written content.

Take a look at my site Buy Valium

1:45 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Post writing is also a excitement, if you be acquainted with afterward you can write otherwise it is
difficult to write.

Feel free to visit my web page; Rar password cracker

5:13 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The report has ѵerifieԁ useful
to mysеlf. It’s quite educatiοnal and you aге certainly гeally κnowledgeable
in thіs region. You poѕsess eхpoѕeԁ my own sіght to be able to dіfferent views on thіs particular subjeсt
using intriquing, notable and solid cοntent.


Feel free to viѕit my web sіte ... Buy CIALIS Online

3:50 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm really enjoying the theme/design of your site. Do you ever run into any internet browser compatibility issues? A couple of my blog audience have complained about my blog not operating correctly in Explorer but looks great in Firefox. Do you have any solutions to help fix this problem?

Review my site: Funny Video

8:49 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

The articleice Machines introduces:This article about How To Buy Commercial Ice Machines For Restaurant,With the introduction of cutting edge and innovative technologies, a commercial ice machine is no longer a bulky device producing insanitation, consuming a lot ...

If you need more ice Machines infomation about How To Buy Commercial Ice Machines For Restaurant, Click here to find.

With the introduction of cutting ice Machines edge and innovative technologies, a commercial ice machine is no longer a bulky device producing insanitation, consuming a lot of energy, making noise, and taking a lot of time to make the needed supply of ice. As a result of high end technologies, commercial ice machines are able to achieve “being green” the highest levels of energy and water conservation. Now a commercial ice machine can easily produce from 65 pounds to 2,000 pounds of ice cubes in a day. You can find varied shapes of ice cubes such as dice, half dice, octagon, crushed, nugget, and flake.

Commercial ice machines are the standalone units,ice Machines designed to produce large quantities of ice for various commercial purposes. Once installed, these commercial ice makers are pretty automatic and do not need much attention from you or your staff. These factory-made machines consist of a condensing unit and ice-making section that operates as an integrated unit to make ice, an ice bin or a storage unit to store the created ice and a dispensing unit to dispense the ice out of the machine. Many automatic ice machines use moving water to create an improved quality of ice cubes. They work on the principle of “faster the water moves the better the ice quality becomes”. In this process, the air and un-dissolved solids get washed away. This results in pure and clear ice production.

Large amounts of ice are demanded for various purposes in many ice Machines commercial entities such as Restaurants, Bars, Ice Cream Parlors, Bakeries, Country Clubs and Golf Courses. A commercial ice machine is the perfect choice for such places as the large quantity of ice also needs to be a certain quality as well. Automatic commercial ice machines will make plenty of ice of equal size in a short span of time. All you need to do is just start the machine and set the required functions, and leave the rest up to the machine. You will get good quantity of quality ice in a short amount of time. In addition, many commercial ice machines come with a self cleaning function. This will help maintain the quality and quantity if the produced ice while decreasing the time that you and or your staff must spend with the machine.

Keep in mind that there are two varieties of ice machines: air cooled and waterice Machines cooled. Air cooled ice machines use air to disperse the heat, whereas water cooled ice machine uses water to do the same function. Air cooled ice machines use more energy and also are much noisier than water cooled ice machines. However, they are more affordable than water cooled ice machines.

An assorted collection of wonderful, fast and energy efficient commercial ice makers are readilyice Machines available in the market. Various renowned and reliable manufacturers have come up with their unique range of these amazing machines. Numerous models that create different types and sizes of ice are available in the local and online market. A competitive urge of creating more efficient and cost effective ice machines, has left the customers and consumers with a distinctive variety of these units in which to choose.

8:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

desi dating free http://loveepicentre.com/articles/ westeners dating taiwanese women in taiwan
are david hasselhoff and kym dating [url=http://loveepicentre.com/map/]dating relationships relationship advice[/url] dating guelph
hispanic lesbians dating personals [url=http://loveepicentre.com]dating websits[/url] mexican dating norms [url=http://loveepicentre.com/user/babuhyg/]babuhyg[/url] black dating interracial mencom woman

4:25 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

list of top ten dating site http://loveepicentre.com/articles/ steve bramhall dating sites
dating perth wa au [url=http://loveepicentre.com/advice/]free dating boot camp toronto[/url] 100 free deaf dating sites
radiocarbon dating thermoluminescence [url=http://loveepicentre.com/testimonials/]dating age consent laws in iowa[/url] dating france for chinese [url=http://loveepicentre.com/user/somer973/]somer973[/url] scripps ranch dating

8:26 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Blogger: Liberia Ledger - Post a Comment [url=http://www.prednosineonline4sale.net/]prednisone no prescription [/url] prednisone online - prednisone online pharmacy - prednisone pills - http://www.prednosineonline4sale.net/ [url=http://www.buymaxaltrxonline.net/]discount maxalt [/url] maxalt 10 mg - generic maxalt - cheap maxalt - http://www.buymaxaltrxonline.net/ [url=http://www.somarxfastrelief.net/] Purchase Soma Online [/url] cheap soma - Generic Soma - soma online no prescription [url=http://www.prednosineonline4sale.net/]prednisone price [/url] prednisone sale - prednisone without prescription - prednisolone no prescription - http://www.prednosineonline4sale.net/

5:05 PM  

Post a Comment

<< Home