Tom’s headmaster committed suicide. At the school. He was found by a caretaker. It has rattled my two profoundly. Aitch had befriended Eugene when his wife was also suffering from cancer, and then more so when she died, about two years before Aitch died. They were in a home bible study class with the MethodistContinue reading “DamnDamnDamn”

Perceptions & Fears? – Knowledge Helps

While we’re packing for a camping trip to Mkhuze the vervet monkeys sneak into the kitchen and grab the fresh peanuts. The peanuts grown by Thulisiwe just north of Jozini on the Makathini Flats, which she then roasts over an open fire and salts herself. Tobias brings us some whenever he goes home. Tom spotsContinue reading “Perceptions & Fears? – Knowledge Helps”

Bicycles in the Bush

Dusted off the bikes and threw them on the back of the bakkie and headed off to Albert Falls Dam for our first mountain bike ride in years. Picked up a friend for Tom and a friend for Jess. Two more bikes. Got there too late for the official start, so no hurry. Took theContinue reading “Bicycles in the Bush”