The Last Oysterman


Hemingway wrote of an Old Man and the Sea. Similarly, Oysterman Dan Driscoll today fights a tide of cronyism as he struggles to keep his historic Oysterville Sea Farms afloat and out of the hands of Pacific County government.

SUDAN: Upper Nile and Doro

In July new borders were drawn after South Sudan was given independence, though the Blue Nile and Upper Nile regions are proving to be the first of heavily contested zones rich in oil and resources. The Blue Nile villages we were in five years ago along the Ethiopia border (Kurmuk) have in recent months been overrun by the north as the new border puts them in the north. These Blue Nile tribes fought for secession. They now are being “hung out to dry” with the south unable to provide for their protection. Continue reading