Pictures and Ponders

All of my recent attempts at writing have come out ponderous, introverted, and, quite frankly, rather dull to read. So in lieu of boring you, I will instead post pictures. *       *       *       *       * As of yesterday, I have exactly three weeks left in South Africa. Strangely enough, I'm nervous about returning to the…Read more Pictures and Ponders

Proofs of a Small World

The world is sometimes a very small place.When I first arrived in the Drakensberg (already more than three weeks ago; the time does fly!), I could not believe my eyes. The landscape of rolling hills, dry grasses accented with the lushness of Spring and agriculture, the fences along the road to keep out the cattle……Read more Proofs of a Small World

The “Yes Man” philosophy and other things

I have no pictures today, only a lot of words. And a link to a map. Perhaps you have heard of the "Yes Man" philosophy, a practice of unhesitatingly saying "yes" to whatever comes your way. The term, named from the book and movie adaptation Yes Man, was not one I had heard until recently,…Read more The “Yes Man” philosophy and other things