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In Africa, death is ubiquitous.  Every week, I hear of the passing of someone – one week it’s an 11-year old girl dying from a mysterious disease, another week it’s the headmaster of the school being run over by a car. A few weeks ago, Salathiel the driver’s niece passed away.  When he returned to […]

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I am sitting in “my room” in my boss’ castle in Gusterheim, Austria. Never though I would say that sentence! But it isn’t as glamorous as it looks, at least not for me. The castle is cold. It creaks everywhere. The furniture is old, dirty, musty. There is no shower. And it’s not a very […]

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This past weekend, I attended the Harare International Festival of the Arts.  And it was amazing!  I love music festivals in general, but combine that with it being in Africa, with its great music, amazing dancers, and relaxed vibe, and it’s little wonder the festival is incredibly popular in the region. Here is a list […]

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I was planning on writing a blog entry tonight. It was going to be a mundane entry about my routine here in Zimbabwe and my upcoming trip to Egypt. I was going to describe how I have been fairly content here these past few weeks – doing lots of horseback riding (including in the rain, […]

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Last Sunday I went to the horse races in Harare with the family I work for. As you know, this year I have developed a fondness for horses and a deep appreciation for the skill it takes to ride one well. So I decided to support the five horses my employers had racing that day.It […]

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