The Harping Hippo

It’s winter in the bush. The nights and mornings are fresh – perfect for ‘kuiering’ around a fire under the

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The Problem with Prejudice

A rat moved into our ceiling and discovered there wasn’t much on the menu. So, it ate what there was

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A Tribute To A(nother) Fallen Warthog

Last week we had the joy of sharing our little piece of heaven with two very special young ladies who

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Lessons From a Butterfly – Part 1

My family and friends know I love butterflies. But few people know their significance in my life. After the death

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A Warthog in Paradise

This morning our little paradise lost a young warthog. Two weeks ago he first showed up in our garden with

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Racism and Prejudice Do Not Define The Rainbow Nation

In the prevailing tidal wave of ugly racism and prejudice around the world, hate is becoming acceptable. Destructive anger is

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Birds of a Feather May Flock Together…

There is an old adage that ‘birds of a feather always flock together’. Since I have lived in the bush,

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Giraffe Conversations on Dusty Roads

Most afternoons, my friend Gail and I walk along the dusty roads and perimeter fences of this heavenly place we

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Difficulties of a Dung Beetle

On Monday morning I was hanging the washing out when I noticed a Dung Beetle going about his daily business. 

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Seeing the Rainbow in the Storm

I am an African.  Born of the South African soil, I am unequivocally, unashamedly, African.  I rejoice in this –

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