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I don’t think we’ve been including enough pictures in our blog posts. As a first step towards remedying that oversight, I’ve put together a small montage showing how much the kids hate Shawn…and how much he appears to enjoy it….

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I’ve been teaching Neeraj, the local MIF representative, about blogging. He seems to enjoy my posts–or he at least tells me he enjoys them, which is all I really care about–and we both see value in him trying his hand…

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I realize that roads may not be the sexiest topic, but they are an integral part of life here. Especially my life. The commute every morning from our house to the MIF office is about 40 minutes. And that has…

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On Wednesday, we played hooky again from the office to see a local attraction. Narnaul may not be the largest town, but from what I am learning, it has a rich history and the monuments to match. The crown jewel…

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The VaxTrac team on the ground in India has dwindled to just one. We lost Rohit. He will perhaps be best remembered for his many blog posts (2) and his sharp wit (although not as sharp as Mark’s; modesty be…

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As another day dawned, the VaxTrac and MIF teams embarked on another vaccination campaign in the village of Mokhuta, approximately 20km outside of Narnaul. The journey was slowed by poor road conditions (expected by now), asking for directions, and the…

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Hello internet world. Let’s start with a quick personal note. It has been a week of firsts for me. Yesterday I sent my first tweet (I’m glad Mark trusted me enough to issue it on behalf of VaxTrac). Today is…

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We will be starting a series here on the blog later this week that we’re calling “Big City Livin’”. I’m hoping to do one or two installments each week in this series. Each post will cover, in detail, one aspect…

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Our weekend in Delhi was fun, although not particularly relaxing. I’ll provide a recap of the weekend in the next day or two. But by Monday morning, we were back in Narnaul and eager to get back into the field…

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We left the story at the conclusion of the inauguration celebration, and we were just about to move to the actual vaccinations. The system failed on stage for the sacrificial child. Then again, that’s only one data point. I have…

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On Friday, we attended a large vaccination camp being put on by MIF, broken into two segments. The first segmentwas a ceremony to honor the arrival of VaxTrac and our biometric system. The second segment was the actual use of…

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Prior to the trip, we had MIF handle much of the logistics, including finding adequate accommodation. They came back saying they had found a place for us, known simply as The Farmhouse. I can’t tell if that moniker makes it sound…

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