We have watched a steady stream of jittery looking goats, sheep, chickens and cattle move into Addis Ababa over the last couple of days. Young boys with big sticks and weather beaten, tired men herd the bigger beasts along the street from nearby country village areas. 354 more words
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When you visit Sancerre, the locals are quick to extol the match between the wine and the famous goats’ cheese, the Crottin de Chavignol. Staying just outside Sancerre in the village of Chavignol on a recent visit, I was struck by the fact that I could not actually see any goats. 402 more words
I spent the past week in Austin where, as you can imagine, I encountered many colorful cowboys. I received two marriage proposals while I was there– the first from a one-legged homeless man and another from a flirtatious two-stepper who proposed marriage to me and then followed my male friend into the men’s room and asked him if his pubic hair was straight or curly. 506 more words
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“It iw well known among pastors that whenever God moves to expose sin and break hearts in a congregation, it is almost always the most devout and dedicated who are moved to tears and an open confession of sin, while the most carnal and apathetic church members sit in their pews as cold as a stone.
I suspect this blog is now going to morph from a novice writer’s witterings to a portfolio of artwork – ‘ideas melt’ but there are always things to draw and the brighter days are much more appealing to the eye than winter gloom and indoor lighting (ecofriendly but a bit dim). 124 more words