So Mada is involved in a lawsuit, some details of which can be found with a brief Google search involving the terms “mada” and “news” or “idrc”. As such, being the only native English speaker currently in the country and in the employ of the organization, and presumably having an excess of expendable time, I have been recruited to assist our director with some related tasks. These are tasks with actual deadlines, whose completion might actually have a tangible impact. Weird. It’s kind of like being a real person. I’m even working still, and it’s 1:15 am. It feels good, better than editing back-issues of publications no one will ever read.