Monthly Archives: July 2012

The Books of a South African Childhood

My cousin Haidee says that when she thinks of me as a child, she sees me lying on a bed reading and eating a tomato. That is true. I loved both books and tomatoes and still do. The tomato fed … Continue reading

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Memories of a South African Past

Friends ask me if I am excited to be going home to South Africa. I explain that I am excited about making the trip, although not too happy about the length of the flight to get there. I am excited … Continue reading

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Travel Through Books – Discovering Sherlock Holmes In Northern California

My worst fear when I travel is not war or disasters. It is running out of reading material. Now with all the electronic reading devices that will probably never happen, but I still like to read the old-fashioned way. On … Continue reading

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