• Maputo How to be awesome Guests. - Our long time friend Ellen has been generously hosting us for the past few weeks. Guests:  As travelers, how are we/ you guests that doesn’t wear your host out and you leave better friends? Generally, we say, three days is our rule, but if the hosts are amenicable (amenable and amicable combined).  Also, like us, ...
  • Do not come to Tanzania: The criminalization of the LGBTQ community - We had one of the most spectacular trips to Tanzania and Zanzibar a week ago in late December 2018. The people are hospitable and very friendly. The landscape of the great Serengeti is magnifice. Zanzibar was absolutely enchanting. I started studying Swahili here and was so delighted by the great reception we had.  But the ...
  • Dar Es Salaam Tanzania 14-16 December 2018 - On the 14th through the 16th we were in Dar es Salaam. Flying in from Julius Nyeere airport. Dar es Salaam – like many African cities bursting with overpopulation, lack of opportunity, intense poverty, lack of electricity and clean drinking water for the majority of the people. One of the things that struck me however was ...
  • Surrendering and Gathering: Tanzania - What are you willing to surrender on your journey? Can you leave your piano at home? Your dog Spot? Your golf clubs? The familiar foods? The TV? The hundreds of things that define our lives at home. What will you leave behind if anything? Some folks travel in a big 50 foot RV, with a ...
  • Africa the Journey Begins: Masai Mara Kenya 2 Dec to 5 December 2018 - We had flown in on a tiny 6 seater one prop plane from Nairobi.  Still jet lagged. We arrive in the afternoon and are greeted by Masai Warriors. For some reason, I thought they were tall people, very dark and ferocious. They were very pleasant and not so tall. We land on a barren dirt ...
  • Africa Travels: Tanzania, Kenya, Zanzibar, Mozambique, South Africa Nov to March 2019 -  Zen in a Suitcase:  Back to the Homeland Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa We’re going back to the real homeland. I wonder if some of the white racist realize that we are all Africans. This is strange thinking of our ancestors hundreds of thousands of years ago making that long journey out ...
  • AFRICA TRAVELS - Friday, November 9, 2018 AFRICA THE START OF THE JOURNAL November 2nd in Vermont   Kenya, Tanzania, Rwanda, Mozambique, Swaziland, and South Africa 9 Nov 2018  I have never been on Safari in Africa. Venturing to see the wildlife Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya. Serengeti National Park, Tanzania, and Kruger in South Africa.  Safari, from the ...
  • October Art Events and River Garden Show - Thank you for your support. This work represents about a decade of work– art, multimedia, poetry, performance. These projects have been helped by a small legions of peace fairies, activists, fellow Veterans for Peace, and our amazing team. Zoe Kopp as Project Manager, Dean Gallea – Chief Tech Guru, Joey Sawyer Shaw – Video God, ...
  • Reluctant Blogger- The Silence August 2018 - I am reluctant to blog. The thoughts and ideas are too chaotic. But I remember why I write, it is not really for you, i write to hold the memory of this beautiful life.   And in this process,  if you find something of value, that is wonderful. However, I am a writer, and always reluctant ...
  • Walk on through to the other side – Paris 3 July - I was sitting in a café near the Deux Maggot and having a coffee. There was an older man, who could have been in his early seventies or more, it was difficult to tell with the thick web of beard and scraggly grey hair, and had on sunglasses. He sat in the corner, wearing a ...
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