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My Mother's Eyes, My Heart

The art of journalism requires a deep emotional investment, I think. Writing about things that matter, writing about things that could potentially change the world ( or at least open someone’s eyes to a new perspective). 405 more words

Douglas Ntozakhe Mthukwane Remembers Chris Hani and his death

Note: I have published this article at the request of the author, who is a freelance writer.  There are one or two aspects with which I do not agree, but I believe it is right to provide an outlet for his writing insofar as I am able . 1,025 more words

Contemporary South Africa

It's Never Too Late To Stand Up For What You Believe In

Some will say it’s too hard or that they have no time.  Others will claim they have done their time or given enough.  A brave few – a tiny remnant of those among us - will still do what they know needs to be done. 95 more words


Two Words That Find And Produce Heroes

In my last post, I talked about using the words “even though” paired with EMDR’s bilateral stimulation to help us accept and manage our emotions. Examples of the technique included repeating such phrases as “Even though I am embarrassed, I deeply and completely accept myself,” and “Even though my heart is broken, I deeply and completely trust You” while alternately tapping both sides of the body. 385 more words


Review: Hidden by Loic Dauvillier

Hidden: A Child’s Story of the Holocaust by Loic Dauvillier, illustrated by Marc Lizano and Greg Salsedo

Translated from French, this graphic novel delicately but powerfully explains the impact of the Nazis on a child.  Told by a grandmother to her granddaughter, this is the story of Dounia, a young Jewish girl whose life changes when the Nazis come to Paris.  First she has to wear a yellow star, then she stops attending school, and finally her parents are taken away and she is sheltered by neighbors.  She has to call the neighbor woman “mother” even though she doesn’t want to.  The two flee Paris and head to the countryside where Dounia is able to live comfortably with enough food, but worries all the time about whether she will ever see her parents again.  This is a book about families but also about those people thrown together by horrors who become family to one another to survive. 180 more words

Book Reviews

''Everyone's a Hero... Everyone's a Star...''

Welcome To Wherever You Are… Well, right here right now you’re on my blog, and if I was going to be cliché, I’d say that is exactly where you’re supposed to be. 560 more words


One baby, one dog, and one horse

Up until last month, I’d rescued one baby, one dog, and one horse.

The Baby

The baby I rescued a few summers ago when I was out for a run. 1,109 more words