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Cemetery hearts

“Behold and See as you Pass By As you are Now so Once was I As I am Now you soon will Be Prepare for Death and Follow Me.” On the grounds of St. Paul’s Chapel in lower Manhattan, New … Continue reading

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Small towns

On a recent drive along Route 78 East in Pennsylvania, I passed a roadside attraction I’d driven past a million times before without stopping.  It’s called Roadside America Miniature Village. It’s a museum of miniatures built over decades by a … Continue reading

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Cemetery of Souls

I love cemeteries.  I always have. A macabre attraction to some, granted, but to me, what is macabre about the unwavering silence, or the peace we project onto those souls planted beneath the soil? It’s hard to resist the rough … Continue reading

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Cemetery of Trees

On an early morning off-train mini-safari excursion to Hwange National Park during the journey from Victoria Falls to Pretoria is where we, the rail travelers, saw wakes of vultures, dazzles of zebras, towers of giraffes, and herds of elephants.  The … Continue reading

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The fields and the Falls

I have been back in the U.S. for a while now, since end of May 2016, from what was an uplifting, educational, and truly inspiring experience.  Two out of three of those would have been worth the resources invested in … Continue reading

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African sky

I am in Africa. Arrived on Thursday. The flight (in economy) was cramped and often uncomfortable, but otherwise uneventful. One day in Jo’burgh, a large portion of which was spent sleeping off jet lag, then an evening at the hotel … Continue reading

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Next stop, South Africa

Johannesburg. Pretoria. Cape Town. These are the names of cities and towns I’d heard throughout the late 80s and early 90s when I was only half-listening. Mandela.  Apartheid.  De Klerk. Now, I’m going.  Fifteen days in May, including two luxury … Continue reading

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