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A South African Adventure Leads to Authentic Living

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An South African Adventure Leads to Authentic Living Last weekend I gave a presentation at a Singles Summit about online dating. This is something that, three years ago, would have seemed silly. But I was 39 then. I turned 40 in South Africa and that’s when life changed … or, more precisely, that’s when I […]

Working together in Kenya!

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Stepping off the plane in Jomo Kenyatta airport, the moment of truth had arrived. 16,000kms from home, I hoped that the volunteer organization I had chosen, World Corps Kenya, was a credible group. After receiving my visa, I prayed that there would be someone on the other side waiting for me. I really was not […]

The Vic Falls grandeur in Zimbabwe

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What is the true meaning of inspiration? In theology it means: a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. Inspire means to fill with enlivening or exalting emotion. I am not trying to give you a grammar lesson, but actually emphasizing my feeling. I recently went on a second holiday to […]

Spending Your Miles Wisely in Senegal, Africa

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Some would think that public transport is a service that carries you from one place to another rather than an adventure without regrets. After a year in Africa and with more hours clocked up in transit than is thinkable I would have to disagree. From car to bus, to boat to motorcycle, to pick-up trucks […]

Living on Ghana Time

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At first light, a flock of birds broadcast their sandpaper calls from the tops of two tall palm trees next to the house. Soon after, the neighbors begin sweeping the shared courtyard, the swish-swish of twig brooms insisting that we get up, too, and start the day in the relative cool of an African dawn. […]

Empty inside in Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe

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What is the true meaning of inspiration? In theology it means: a divine influence directly and immediately exerted upon the mind or soul. Inspire means to fill with enlivening or exalting emotion. I am not trying to give you a grammar lesson, but actually emphasizing my feeling. I recently went on a second holiday to […]

Ascent of Sinai, Egypt

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The sky was inky black, the stars glittering in the perfectly clear, cold morning. At four in the morning, the sun had yet to warm the barren wastes of the Sinai Peninsula. Instead of safely tucked into my bed at the small hotel at the foothills of the mountain, I was bundled into my warmest […]

An excursion to Olumo Rock in Nigeria

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It was a very bright and chilly day when we set for an excursion to Olumo Rock in Abeokuta (Ogun State in Nigeria). Our geography teacher -Mister Lawrence- and fifteen of us gathered in our school before we took off for the journey. Can you guess what our mission to Olumo was? Waw! Then read […]

Poetry in sand in Mali

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Poetry in sand They are desert nomads who don’t accept frontiers of countries, a population without any place to belong. Like gypsies of the desert they live a harsh and lonesome life in this dry isolated wilderness. It seems that one’s sense of time and orientation disappears – only the sun and the nuance of […]

The Adventures of a MidWesterner in Rural Kenya

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The Adventures of a MidWesterner in Rural Kenya 6 am, Thika, Kenya. The dim light spreading over the concrete floor of my dusty dorm room slowly melts into quiet wakefulness. The background noise of the river and jungle birds coaxes me awake almost as convincingly as it holds me in the last moments of sleep, […]