My Thoughts

20 Jun 2013

Turn the Lights On

I can’t decide when is my favourite time of day, sunrise or sunset. When I am awed by the magnificence of a sunrise, I am certain […]
6 May 2013

Out in the Open

It’s a windy day, bringing in squalls.  Yesterday was cold enough to require a jersey and socks for the feet – definitely a sign of winter […]
20 Apr 2013

From Darkness to Light

I almost missed him. The waters were swirling around the rocky reef, the tidal pool deep and murky, its surface restless. I was looking for the […]
13 Apr 2013

The End of a Rake

Henry is killing a green bean. The last time he killed something it was a mouse. He is throwing the bean up in the air much […]
5 Apr 2013

The Sands of Time

Just as I think the beach and the dunes have no further lessons for me, I find there is infinitely more in this microcosm of existence […]
29 Mar 2013

A Little Deeper?

  It was a glorious morning with a contusion of clouds chasing each other along the horizon. The tide was actively going out, the stillness chimerical. […]
1 Mar 2013

The Colour of One’s Shell

I found this small cowrie on the beach this morning. It caught my attention because it was an unusual purple, adjoined with mottled greys and browns. […]
12 Feb 2013

Resilience Under Water

The reports coming out of Mocambique were scarce and varied.  For those in the know, if the Limpopo floods its banks in South Africa, then it […]
15 Jan 2013

As day dawns….

I love this time of the year. Each day begins with a determined resistance to getting out of bed to watch the sun make his strategic […]
19 Dec 2012

Hall of Heroes

The explosion, though expected, was stultifying to the senses when it came. The fireball cannoned high into the night sky, a dervish swirling in the wind. […]
11 Dec 2012

Arising from the Ashes

I am not gone away, I am just temporarily absent due to my house burning down. I have a Hall of Heroes that need to be […]
8 Nov 2012

Thought, Word, Deed

Do you ever play conversations over and over in your mind? Do you have those times when words that have been spoken, either to you or […]
22 Oct 2012

A name is but a name…

Their red bodies are clearly visible on the pathways, on branches, on leaves, their tracks distinctive in the sand. They are a type of what I […]
15 Oct 2012

Losers Take All

  I was so thrilled to see a low tide early yesterday morning. The height of the tide, and having to be away for a week, […]
8 Oct 2012

“He aint heavy……

I stopped dead in my tracks. The thought and the sighting fused simultaneously in a moment of glee and awe: “He aint heavy, he’s my brother”! […]
1 Oct 2012

Creatures Great and Small

This has been a week when critters prevailed at the beach and the tales are as extraordinary as if they were fabled. It’s hard to know […]
24 Sep 2012

Treasures from an old brown suitcase

  It’s been a really strange week at the beach. It began Sunday before last when we awoke to no power. This situation continued throughout the […]
14 Sep 2012

Caution – Fire Hazard!

One of the first indicators that one has tumbled into the generation gap is when your children bring home music that you do not understand. In […]
3 Sep 2012

Duracell Man

It is inescapable reality that every positive has its negative. The situation of this house, nestled among the sand dunes of Moçambique, within spitting distance of […]
28 Aug 2012

“….and there is nothing new under the sun.”

The wisdom of Solomon in my mind somehow equates not only to his mind, but also to his opulent and grandiose lifestyle as though somehow wisdom […]
20 Aug 2012

Watch that Cat!

13 Aug 2012

The Art of Giving

The people of Mocambique went to rock bottom as only people who have been through a devastating civil war can go to rock bottom. On our […]