Today we head off for the culminating trip of the NUAMPS/ALUKA/SAVAMA manuscript project. This is being posted from CDG at PAris. Stefani Foster, Chris Ostertag, and I are en route to Timbutku. This series of project report blog pages will begin with the President of Northwestern University, Henry Beinen and his wife, Professor of Law, Leigh Bienen’s 2007 holiday card. It is an honor to have our project featured in this way, to be both recognized as an important research initiative and to have the photographs that were initially posted here on the earlier project blog pages find a new life in the print world. The project blog will updated as possible from Mali.