Jacques, Carly and Heidi tell their stories

BONUS! Episode 15: A Writer in the Woods, a Renaissance Woman on the Beach, and a Great Friend in Rwanda — Carly, Heidi and Jacques

Today is a special episode of You and Me and Everyone We Know, an audio diary made by everyday people living through the Covid-19 pandemic — in today’s episode, my great friend and long time collaborator Carly about her evacuation from Rwanda to Wisconsin. Then Carly introduces friends in Santa Cruz, California and Kigali, Rwanda as they share how the pandemic has affected their lives. Press play below to listen to this special episode (or find it on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Play Music, and Stitcher): (If you received this through email, tap here to listen.) In the first part of this episode, we’re…

Life The Way You Dream It To Be

Last week we flew to New Orleans for Charlie’s uncle who died hours after we arrived. In the days that followed, we helped clean out his apartment. “I would not have guessed he had so much stuff,” Charlie said. Uncle Lloyd liked to wear the same outfit everyday, so on the bed was a bag filled with light blue, short sleeved, button-up shirts, and underneath those were many pairs of his favorite navy blue pants. There was a straw hat he carried back from his post-retirement world travel to China, Russia, and other getaways. There was a mug with Far…

In Between Rwanda and Congo

  Along the southern point of Lake Kivu you can pass between Rwanda and Congo. A tiny prop plane will take you from Kigali right to the edge of the country. The flight takes thirty minutes, and they offer a quick snack of Coke and groundnuts while you watch the propeller spin outside. Fifteen minutes of smooth winding road curves around the edges of hills from which you can watch the fishing boats in the small bay. These roads eventually move down to the water’s edge and let you out at a busy little border crossing. There are loose papers…