Word Stories Category

August 28th, 2018

Here then, Rwanda

Here then, is where I find myself. Perched on top of a Rwandan hill, looking down at valleys of tea…

June 6th, 2018

My Things, Malawi

Malawi has taught me so much. About myself, about my trip, about expectations and the gap they invariably leave. I…

May 27th, 2018

Hold on or free up?

Do you know how hard it is to give up a receipt? More correctly, an envelope of receipts. Actually, six…

May 21st, 2018

#Good Guys: Aqua Africa in Nkhata Bay, Malawi

“Of course you can. No problem” That’s been Debbie’s answer to every question I asked of her. Leave my car…

May 16th, 2018


Exactly one month into my trip and I think it’s time to start writing about feelings. Extensively writing. Writing myself…

May 4th, 2018

My Things, Mozambique

Being newly allergic to words like “insights” and “take-aways”, these are just a list of the things I thought while…

May 3rd, 2018

How’d we do, Zim?

ZIMBABWE’S (and my) REPORT CARD I am not a qualified critic nor have I got any basis for claiming the…

May 1st, 2018

My Things, Zimbabwe

They would usually be referred to as “insights” and “take-aways”, but those sound terribly corporate. “Learnings” and “lessons” sound a…

March 19th, 2018

We are Africa

We are the land.  We are Africa.  We are made from the ancestral spirits of the San and the Khoikhoi…