Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Krista used the See, Speak, and Hear No Evil theme as a take off for the challenge this week that is TWIST.  It’s about a new twist on something old or something that is surprising.  So here’s Kongo’s take on twisting the avoidance of evil theme as he perches on the shoulders of these street monkeys in San Francisco.  See more twisted themes at the WordPress Photo Challenge. Continue reading Weekly Photo Challenge: Twist

Introducing Kede


A week ago Kongo asked for help in naming the newest member of the monkey troop.  Many gentle readers provided some outstanding monkey name suggestions and the decision was difficult.  As Kongo scampered about the country this week between San Diego, Washington, Tampa, and Omaha he pondered all the nominations before settling on Kede (kay-day), suggested by Patrick, Kongo’s youngest who is finishing his doctorate in linguistics at MIT and has become somewhat of an authority on Kinande, one of the Bantu languages of Central Africa where there are indeed a lot of monkeys.  (I’m not making this up).  Read on for a short dissertation on monkey words in Kinande and all the suggested names. Continue reading “Introducing Kede”