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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...

The Journey of 70 to 70 begins with a wink and a smile

A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step. – Lao Tzu In this case, not a thousand…merely 70. My journey. 70 to 70. It began the morning of, with a single, deep and hard look. I had dreamed I would be somewhere magnificent, sitting on a rock perhaps,...

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 head - a...

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...

A baby girl is born!

Just a quick update from an exhausted Granny. A beautiful baby girl was born this morning. She is well and healthy. Her mom Angie is still in ICU. it was a difficult birth and a second team of surgeons were called in. she is resting and still cannot see the baby, but...

Countdown to the birth

In a few hours, a baby will be born. I have spent the night in prayer and preparation to meet this new soul. There are prayers and candles flickering in different parts of the world this morning as we entrust this delicate process into the hands of God. Please join us...

Granny-dilla’s Diary

It’s December 27th, 2011. The frenetic rush of Christmas is over, New year’s eve looms on the horizon. There are ships on the horizon at the edge of my balcony in Sea Point – oil rigs, container ships and even the famous “World ship” that carries rich people around...

Cape Christmas, Hug of Channukah, Seaside of Solstice

There’s a festive air here in the mother city, as she is wont to be called. The Jo’burgers have driven down the tip of their country in droves – you can see them a mile away, driving slowly, watching the waves, choking up the windy roads of Cape Town. Empty parking...

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