Category Archives: South Africa

Zulus


You may be wondering why an American man is writing about Zulus.  No, I ‘don’t have Zulu ancestry, as Oprah Winfrey wished she did. My dad was a military history buff.  I watched the movies Zulu and Zulu Dawn, with … Continue reading

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Oprah for President?!


Don’t expect me to be completely serious here.    I’m starting with Sunday January 7th, 2018 at the Golden Globe Awards.  Oprah gave a rousing speech.  Meryl Streep decided Oprah should run for President.  On one speech?  If that’s true, … Continue reading

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A 9/11 Letter to a South African


Dear Mary, Thank you for your interest in my 9/11 story, when I responded about this on Twitter.  I see you’re from Pretoria, a city I’ve been to.  Thank you again. I’ll start with the following:  Where I grew up … Continue reading

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Kendall Jones


You may have read about her.  Texas Tech Cheerleader and African big game hunter.  I enjoyed it when she discussed one of my favorite Presidents, Teddy Roosevelt.  He was a big game hunter,e, now you have your real live Buffy, … Continue reading

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Can Oscar Pistorius Outrun His Demons?


Oscar Pistorius left his competition behind on Olympic tracks.  There’s no Olympic event to leave the demons behind on a track. I can’t even imagine it.  Whether he goes to jail or not is almost irrelevant.  For with his blades, … Continue reading

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Honey Badgers


Yesterday, I watched a show on PBS Nature about Honey Badgers.  This was in South Africa, in and around Kruger National Park. The show especially followed two in a reserve near the park.  Their names are Stoffel and Hammy.  Nice … Continue reading

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South Africa Countdown to the April 27, 1994 Vote.


I am watching this show on History 2.  I am watching this documentary, understanding what my friend Laurie Musgrove was so afraid of.  If it weren’t for many people on both sides, it would have been a bloodbath. The show … Continue reading

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