About the Author
J. W. Keleher currently lives in a big house in Arusha, Tanzania (in fact, with four bedrooms and five bathrooms, it is far too big for just one person). While avocado season is over, mango season is here—and the trees in his yard let him know such. Mount Meru smiles down upon him beyond his blue front gate. His favorite early morning Arusha street scenes include: well-dressed women riding side-saddle on the backs of bicycle taxis, endless seas of school children walking to school in uniforms, men pulling enormous loads in heavy-duty wooden carts. One some evenings, especially on the weekends, he hears wedding celebration music coming from too-big bands in the back of too-small pick-up trucks. He supports local Tinga-Tinga artists, but has never bought a map or newspaper from someone on the street. He has gone on a one day safari. He wonders if he will ever learn Swahili. He continues to be thankful for his bus ride to and from work.