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When I was on the flight from New York to Jo’burg, I watched a TV program where Gordon Ramsey was on a culinary tour of Thailand. Between his restaurant stops, he ventured to a monastery and had a private lesson in walking meditation with a monk. The monk explained, as we all already know, that […]

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It’s hard to know where to begin this blog post, and I’m sure I will be guilty of jumping from subject to subject. There’s just so much to share, and I’ve been putting this “first Zimbabwe” post off for three nights now. Can’t really blame me, though – I am jet-lagged, after all. I suppose […]

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As most of you know, I leave for Zimbabwe on September 12th. I have been asked to teach a five-year-old child named Christoph for the year. He and his family live on a huge farm (22,000 hectares) about an hour outside of Harare. I will live on this farm with them and help their child […]

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Well, this will most likely be my last blog entry, at least for now. I leave in less than 4 days for Canada. Last night I had some Senegalese friends over for tea to say goodbye to them, and tonight our group of students has a farewell dinner. It’s starting to sink in that I’m […]

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