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If Safari is launching slowing or slow to load web pages in OS X Lion, there's an easy (yet not obvious) resolution.

To make Safari launch, load, and browse faster, follow the following tip:

1) In FINDER select GO from the top menu.
2) While the drop down list is displayed, press the ALT / OPTION key
3) You should notice a new item in the drop down menu called LIBRARY
4) Select LIBRARY
5) A new window in the FINDER will open
6) Scroll down and open the folder called CACHES
7) Inside CACHES open the folder named COM.APPLE.SAFARI
9) Locate and delete file called CACHE.DB
10) Close and relaunch Safari.

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Samburu Ceremonial Goat Slaughter

As mentioned in my video diary, I was invited to take part in the ceremonial slaughter of a goat by our Samburu guides.

In the Samburu culture, there is a direct correlation between owning animals and wealth. For that reason, it is a very special occasion when a goat, for example, is slaughtered to feed the family. It is done with the utmost reverence for the animal and a sign of respect for those present.

The following video shows the Samburu preparing the goat by suffocating it so that it will not experience a painful death. Once the goat has succumbed, the elder man will use his knife to separate the goat's skin around the neck, forming a pouch, and then slit the jugular. As the blood pools into the pouch, the elder will drink the goat's blood and – as a sign of respect – invite other elders to share in drinking the goat's blood.

It was a great honor to be invited to take part in the slaughter of the goat and to share the blood with the Samburu. Although I was hesitant about the idea earlier in the day, it was important for me to return the respect I was being shown and to honor the traditions of our hosts, who had become good friends. It was the first time that one of our guides, Lepeta, had seen a white man participate in the ceremony. And – in retrospect – I can honestly say that I am richer for the experience.

Caution: Although respectful and traditional in Samburu culture, some images in this video are – at least – PG13.

Samburu Goat Ceremony

Samburu Goat Ceremony

Samburu Goat Ceremony

Thank you to Piggy, Lepeta, Bobby & Nic for the great honor of sharing in this ritual. I will never forget you, my friends.