Why I Live Where I Live.

Oct 14 0

Lately, when I travel I am often asked the question as to where I live and when I give my answer the reply is almost always “why?” Now, I do tend to find this question to be a little strange as for many years I lived in the UK, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, and […]

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“Whew, Its Getting A Little Warm.” The Ups And Downs Of Living On The Ring Of Fire.

Sep 30 0

Its 8.00 am on a Friday morning here in Bali and, as usual, at this time of year the weather is picture perfect with not a cloud in the sky. A light breeze, soft as gossamer wafts across the terrace, taking the heat out of the morning heat. Just Forty- seven kilometers away things are perhaps […]

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Zimbabwe. A Country Where Hope Has All But Disappeared.

Sep 2 0

In July, I once again had the privilege of re- visiting my beloved Africa, only this time I found that it was a slightly sobering experience. A pessimistic mood seems to be hover over South Africa like a dark and sinister cloud. That country, once a beacon of immense hope has somehow slipped into a […]

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I Never Sang For My Father

Aug 21 0

The title for this piece is attributed to Robert Anderson who wrote the melancholy play of the same title. I buried my father a few years ago. Buried is perhaps too loose a term as his body had already been reduced to ashes by the time I had returned ‘home’ to pay my last respects. For some […]

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