The Long Flight from Freedom

As modern South Africa mourns her father and leads the world through an unprecedented mega-media, uber-political and cheesy-flashy ride, and while Marie momentarily stays behind in the beautiful land of fynbos, I am now flying home to Harlem to tackle reality, trying not to forget that freedom is in the eye of the beholder. When…

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Godspeed Madiba

South Africa was a late discovery for me. Back in the days when Apartheid was in full swing, I remained blissfully unaware of the struggle and names like Pretoria and Soweto were parked deep in my ignorance alongside places such as Beirut, Phnom Penh or Chernobyl. Pockets of deep trouble and suffering, far away, difficult to…

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Strange Signs

There have been fewer and fewer leopard toad attacks on humans since the signs were put up. Still, we roll our windows up when driving through the area. And I love the ideograms on the SANParks signs; one should never walked behind a group of three people, and taking pictures is encouraged but star gazing…

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Constantia Flowers

This is just a knee-jerk post as beauty is everywhere. Needless to say there will be more. I have been stalking my chameleon, and am hoping to get some flying done, weather permitting. Stay tuned. As reported by Dreamer, I seem to be having an issue with comments going straight to spam. If your comment…

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