Finding niksen in the gaps.

The Dutch have managed to name a state of being that I am in love with today. It’s a word that explains exactly how it feels to be turning 70 – tomorrow.  One last day in the republic of sixty nine. Tomorrow I will finally have grown up.  No more asking permission for...

Don’t stress about us in South Africa…

I thought I would share this letter.  It speaks to the spirit many of us who live here feel. Don’t stress about us in SA Oct 28, 2012 | Paul Harris A letter about the state of South Africa from FirstRand founder Paul Harris to a concerned friend has gone viral Hi Jeff...

Having no head

I was gifted this reading by Ken Wilbur of a chapter in Douglas Harding’s book.  It arrived moments after I did as we awoke out of one year and into another.  It was the first mail my sleepy eyes reached and came from my friend Suzanne in Seattle.  “Having no...

The human side of a legend

I met Mr. Mandela on three occasions.  My first meeting was fleeting,  I was pasted to the crushed crowd of thousands to touch the hem of his garment at the Parliament of World Religions  hosted by  Cape Town in 1999.  He and the Dalai Lama had just spoken to the...