Category Archives: Red Clay Blood River

A Tale of Two Capes

Last week Sylvia and I visited North Carolina’s Cape Fear region, the southern tip of the series of islands, shoals, and lagoons that form an elbow into the Atlantic, nudging the Gulf Stream toward Europe. My attendance at the semi-annual … Continue reading

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Mountain Mysteries

Much of South Africa lives in the shadow and the inspiration of mountains — Table Mountain, the Drakensberg, the Winterberge, and many more that lie between the oceans and the great desert plains of the Karoo. They formed the boundary … Continue reading

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Zebras, Robots, and Homer

After a five year absence we have returned to our beloved Cape Town, land of the humped zebra. No it’s not a cross between a dromedary and a zebra. But it does cause a real bump in the road if … Continue reading

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Moving Midway: Toward Reconciliation

We recently saw an arresting documentary film entitled “Moving Midway,” a story about saving an old North Carolina plantation house and discovering the family histories behind it. Midway was a plantation founded near Raleigh in the 1840s. The old house … Continue reading

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