When in Kasongo in May 2012, I had the opportunity to visit the well-financed Catholic school. The conditions there are much better than the average school in the Congo. It was great to find a place of hope in the eastern Congo.

At the same time I was in Kasongo with the Military Court, the civilian court was also there to run criminal trials.
This photo shows a man charged with sexual assault standing before the court.

As my friends and I would sit in Place John, we continually admired the hard work of the bicycle man.
Bicycles are an important part of life in Kasongo. And since people have next to no money, they must keep fixing and fixing their bicycles. A new one is not an option.

Sometimes the best way to travel is like a bird. These are some photos of such a flight.


Spot the Animal

Yes Folks. It's time to play everyone's favorite game.That game is SPOT THE ANIMAL. It's the exciting game where you must see where the animal is.

If you do see the animal, then you can take a photo of it.Or, if you don't see the animal, it will kill you. Are you ready to play?Animals in their natural homes are not so easy to spot. That's because there's other animals who want to eat them.

Apparently lots of people like to go on so-called African Safaris. I think “Safari” is an over stated term. Safaris are what Livingstone and Speke and Burton did. What the tourists do is a game drive. That means they (and me) get driven around by a guide to try to see various animals. Even so, there are still beautiful and dangerous animals out there.So here we go. Are you ready to spot them?

Sipi Falls, Uganda

This all played out in eastern Uganda. I was doing a loop tour, through the north, then swinging east to arrive near Mount Elgon. That's a massive former volcano that has left a range of mountains which are now home to lots of people and animals. Still, there's lots of space for the rest of nature to still be itself.

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.