Youth Day

Monday was Youth Day here in South Africa.  At first, I just thought it was sort of a “yay, youth!” kind of day, celebrating youth the same way we celebrated fathers just the day before.  Then I realized that it is a commemoration of the Soweto schoolchildren’s riots which took … Continue reading

Father’s Day

Happy Father’s Day to my Dad.  We miss you and Mom and will see you guys again soon.  Hope you’re reading this blog. Thanks for supporting us in what we’re doing.  You are loved, loved, loved.


Security.  It’s something we all need, right?   Maslow’s Hierarchy of Needs theory states that besides food and water and basic needs of the body, security is one of our most important needs. I’ve been thinking a lot about security as we travel around Cape Town.  There are constant reminders … Continue reading

Busy, busy, busy

We’ve been working with Novalis on several things that they’re working on.  Helping out with tea and coffee service at a concert…simple tasks like dish washing make me feel useful.  Service in action.  Some of the things we’re doing feel somewhat amorphous.  I often feel as if I don’t know … Continue reading

Space in Cape Town

  We’re in Cape Town!  The flights went well–we had a seat angel next to us on the long flight, so a little more room to stretch out–I was able to elevate my feet for a while and help keep my ankles from swelling.  Yay.  Then, on the flight out … Continue reading

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