The rebellion in Mali continues. The French are now involved, the rebels are a mere 50 miles from the town of Segou where we once lived. It's hard to believe that it's gone this far. Somehow Timbuktu being taken was less shocking-- it always felt like the edge of the world. But Segou? We felt so safe there. The Washington Post just put out this great article called "9 Questions About Mali You Were Too Embarrassed to Ask". It's crazy informative, so straight forward, and somehow even kind of funny. I highly recommend clicking through.