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11 Great Green Tales: An Ekostories Retrospective


For some it may not seem like much, but for an essayist writing on about what is still a niche subject, it seems like cause for celebration. 1,932 more words


Rescuing Christina - A Necessary Preface

Lots of people go through life trying to work their little world into that ideal something they learned about as children. When you’re a kid you get the basic lessons like where the fork goes in the place setting, what to do with the extra one, when to say please and thank you, to address adults as Mr. 1,604 more words

Spiritual Formation

The Return of The Kalahari Biker

By the time Servaas sputters the old Enfield down Voortrekker Weg, he is tired, bone-sore and as dry as the rocks on Bokkop. He has spent a full day on the motorbike, leaving him with only one thought: his favourite chair in Boggel’s Place. 560 more words

Smalltown Short Stories

Dying On The Low Road


When I walked into Dad’s room at the nursing home, he was writhing in agony and moaning.  He had succeeded in getting his hospital gown off, and was working on the rest of his attire–his diaper–and had the bedclothes tightly twisted around his legs so they stuck out at an unnatural angle. 1,386 more words

A Grandfamily's Unexpected Strengths

EDITOR’S NOTE: I wrote this article for Generations United‘s Together Blog. It appears here with the organization’s permission. 

Barbara Wells knows a thing or two about adversity – how it can either break you or tap unexpected strengths. 1,009 more words


Series on Suffering - "A Container for an Ocean of a God"

Suffering : A container for an Ocean of a God! by Robynn. Find all Robynn’s posts here. Find a quiet spot with a cup of tea or coffee to read this one. 1,570 more words


Indigenous? So what. Buzz off.

Don’t start. Know where you really came from – and it isn’t here.

Look, just trying to get through life. Don’t need any wild anger flying around creating buzz. 479 more words