Reasonably Achievable Goals

My Projects
1. Maintain a garden
2. Build improved mud rocket stoves throughout the village
3. Teach people how to make mosquito repellent
4. Distribute Moringa trees/plants throughout the village
5. Talk to women about the importance of prenatal and postnatal consultations and the importance of vaccinations for mother and baby
6. Talk to women about the importance of proper nutrition for mother and child, and introducing more moringa into their diets
7. Talk to communities about family planning and birth control, HIV/AIDS, and other sexually transmitted diseases
8. Bring an ambulance for the my health district of Yang Yang
9. Build a health hut for the village of Ndala
10. Improve the women's garden for the village of Cisse

Personal Goals
1. Keep an ongoing reading list - Goal by the end of 2 years: 75 books
On the Road - Jack Kerouac
Shantaram - Gregory David Roberts
Catch-22 - Joseph Heller
The Zanzibar Chest - Aidan Hartley
A Dirty Job - Christopher Moore
Anna Karenina - Leo Tolstoy
Brida - Paulo Coelho
Three Cups of Tea - Greg Mortenson & David Oliver Relin
The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time - Mark Haddon
The Poisonwood Bible - Barbara Kingsolver
Invisible Monsters - Chuck Palahniuk
The Unbearable Lightness of Being - Milan Kundera (re-read)
The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay - Michael Chabon
The Early Arrival of Dreams: A Year in China - Rosemary Mahoney
My Mercedes is Not For Sale - Jeroen Van Bergeijk
The Catcher in the Rye - J. D. Salinger
The Power of One - Bryce Courtenay
The Great Gatsby - F. Scott Fitzgerald
Infidel - Ayaan Hirsi Ali
The Fountainhead - Ayn Rand (re-read)
Animal Farm - George Orwell
Life of Pi - Yann Martel
Mountains beyond Mountains: The Quest of Dr. Paul Farmer, A Man Who Would Cure the World - Tracy Kidder
Lost on Planet China - J. Maarten Troost
1984 - George Orwell
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo - Stieg Larsson
Boy: Tales of Childhood - Roald Dahl
Someone Knows My Name - Lawrence Hill
Reefer Madness: Sex, Drugs, and Cheap Labor in the American Black Market - Eric Schlosser
I Didn't Do It For You - How the World Betrayed a Small African Nation - Michela Wrong
When You are Engulfed in Flames - David Sedaris
Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas: A Savage Journey to the Heart of the American Dream - Hunter Thompson
Tales of a Female Nomad - Rita Golden Gelman
Mukiwa: A White Boy in Africa - Peter Godwin
The Girl who Played with Fire - Stieg Larsson
Mythology - Edith Hamilton
The Emperor of All Maladies: A Biography of Cancer - Siddhartha Mukherjee
The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest - Stieg Larsson
Love in the Time of Cholera - Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Satanic Verses - Salman Rushdie
The Grapes of Wrath - John Steinbeck
To Kill a Mockingbird - Harper Lee
Africa: A Biography of the Continent - John Reader
Catastrophe: An Investigation into the Origins of the Modern World - David Keys
The Jungle - Upton Sinclair
The Rule of Four - Ian Caldwell & Dustin Thomason
Freakonomics: A Rogue Economist Explores the Hidden Side of Everything - Steven Levitt & Stephen Dubner
The Unfree French: Life Under the Occupation - Richard Vinen
Deception Point - Dan Brown
The Lost Symbol - Dan Brown
Packing for Mars: The Curious Science of Life in the Void - Mary Roach
Emma's War: An Aid Worker, A Warlord, Radical Islam, and the Politics of Oil - A True Story of Love and Death in Sudan - Deborah Scroggins
Les Miserables - Victor Hugo
Labyrinth - Kate Mosse
Water for Elephants - Sara Gruen
Infections and Inequalities: The Modern Plagues - Paul Farmer
Cutting for Stone - Abraham Verghese
The Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down: A Hmong Child, Her American Doctors, and the Collision of Two Cultures - Anne Fadiman
Room - Emma Donoghue
The Shadow of the Wind - Carlos Ruiz Zafon
The Fate of Africa - Martin Meredith
The Hunger Games - Suzanne Collins

Future Reading:
Metamorphoses - Ovid
The God of Small Things - Arundhati Roy
War and Peace - Leo Tolstoy
Seven Pillars of Wisdom - T. E. Lawrence
The Sound and the Fury - William Faulkner
The Pillars of the Earth - Ken Follett

2. Get in shape by biking - Goal by the end of 2 years: 1500 miles or ~2400 kilometers
Current total bike distance: 2498k (1552mi)