Public service announcement


Seasons Greetings all of you my good friends.

Normal broadcasting will resume in a few days. I have travelled to where only crickets chirp and frogs croak. Where one can see stars in the night sky.

Enjoy your Christmas everyone and for those who don’t find Christmas a great time,  have fun still.

With love

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About makagutu

As Onyango Makagutu I am Kenyan, as far as I am a man, I am a citizen of the world

43 thoughts on “Public service announcement

  1. archaeopteryx1 says:

    As a member of the public, I definitely feel served. Good job!

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  2. fojap says:

    Seeing stars in the sky – now that’s a tough call. I remember once with my ex they were predicting a particularly exciting meteor shower. We wanted to go someplace were we could see it and we thought a rural area of Quebec would certainly be dark. We drove and drove and drove seeming unable to get away from street lights. We found ourselves cursing HydroQuebec for making electricity too damn cheap. (One of the surprises moving from NYC to QC.) Finally we turned onto the driveway of what appeared to be a farm. Never did find an area as dark as we thought, though.

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    • makagutu says:

      My village is still quite dark. The government is just now trying to connect us to the grid. Observing the night sky is as such an ordinary thing

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      • fojap says:

        In the U.S., the Rural Electrification Act is a well-known part of “the New Deal” of the 1930s. The thing that was surprising to me in Quebec was that an equivalently rural place in, let’s say, upstate New York would have been dark. It would be on the grid, but they wouldn’t have spent the money to install lights along the road.

        Quebec has major electric damn projects. When they were building that really big one in China a decade and a half ago I was unsurprised to learn that many of the engineers were from Canada.

        For the curious:
        https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_generating_stations_in_Quebec

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        • makagutu says:

          We don’t have as many power generation stations as that. We import power from Uganda and Ethiopia.
          There is a Rural electrification programme which is being implemented at a very slow rate.

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        • I very much hate the tendency of every rural idiot in the US to have a “security light”. as if someone who really wanted to do something couldn’t. My parents ruin the seeing on their farm with these damn things.

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          • fojap says:

            It’s funny to say, but I really know so little about the rural U.S. I grew up about fifteen miles outside of New York City. Still, I tend to see lights for security much the same way.

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          • Rural US is pretty much as you see it in fiction, some good decent people, some right out of Deliverance, and the one thing that is the way to bet is that they are not well educated because they were taught to not value it.

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          • fojap says:

            Funny. I could probably say the same thing about New York regarding half the people in the town being decent and the other half seeming like the obnoxious people you see in movies. The town where I went to high school had a university, so half my friends’ parents were professors, or so it seemed, so there was a high value put on education.

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      • fojap says:

        It’s a funny thing, though, seeing the stars is something of a luxury for me. Kinda weird when you stop and think about it. Access to electricity is generally good, but “light pollution” isn’t so great. I mean, I don’t want to be an ingrate, but waste is generally something to avoid, at least as far as is possible.

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  3. Happy holidays, Noel. 🙂

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  4. Sounds perfect – enjoy the stars mak, many smiles and best wishes from esme and the Cloud. *smiles and waves*.

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  5. Seaon’s Greetings Mak, sounds very nice. We’ll be heading off tomorrow when it’s nice and quiet to travel.

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  6. ladysighs says:

    Have a great vacation and remember when you return you will be a year older. 🙂

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  7. john zande says:

    Have a good one, Brother… and a a big HAPPY BIRTHDAY!

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  8. Hariod Brawn says:

    Have a great time OM. Peace, Hariod.

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  9. Merry Christmas and happy birthday, my friend.

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  10. Enjoy yourself. May 2016 bring you happy days and peaceful nights. 🙂

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  11. KIA says:

    Happy christmas

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  12. shelldigger says:

    I thought we were friends Mak. You go to dark skies full of stars, no lights, and nuttin to distract you but a few frogs a croaking, and you didn’t ask me to go?

    I am jealous. I have to go put up with the in laws, lol.

    Hey man, enjoy your quiet time. If you can’t enjoy the holidays as the religiots, enjoy them as you can. After time with the in laws, I see heavily fortified alcohol in my near future 😉

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  13. happy days! Here I am in south central PA where it is currently 70 (f) and the forsythias are blooming. It should be around the upper 30s(f).

    Alas, I have to deal with the family next weekend….sigh.

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  14. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and are enjoying the holidays, my friend! 🙂

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