Moments from Congo #2

Moments from Congo #1

(this is a photograph that was published in Psychology Today in a story by Vanessa Woods, who clearly studied our closest cousins, the Bonobos– only found in the DR Congo)

Notes From the Field

Just before I go to strange countries, my thoughts tend to focus on obscure things.

These are a few bits of thoughts I have collected on raggedy bits of paper from different places at different times: mostly before stepping into the unknown………

Kinshasa View

This is the view from my hotel room in the heart of the capital:

But if I take a step back, this is what I see:

I wonder who shines the bars on the prison windows.
I wonder who ignores the calls from those inside.
Will some day someone listen?
Or will it be endless days of . . . . .

About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."


The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.


The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.