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An African Celebration

So, there is one day shortly before I left South Africa that I need to tell you about.  I left Hands at Work on Monday, May 2 and flew out of OR Tambo Int’l on Tuesday, May 3.  On the … Continue reading

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Back in the YYC

So, my first blog post since my return to the land of plenty.  It’ll be four weeks tomorrow since I got back.  A month.  It’s gone pretty fast.  Here’s an update on things with me. I am blogging to you … Continue reading

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Farewell Africa

So, I’m at the East Rand mall in Johannesburg, killing some time before I head to the airport for the journey home.  The last week or so has been a blur.  I had the boys down Easter weekend where we … Continue reading

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House warmings, movies, and disappearing acts

Well, I’m heading into the home stretch here.  First of all, my flight back home is confirmed.  I’ll be leaving Johannesburg the evening of May 3, then arriving in Calgary via London the following evening, May 4.  I was concerned … Continue reading

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All Good Things Must…

I’m typing this blog on a Word doc at 2:31 am Monday morning.  I want to cryogenically seal off my room at this moment as, for the first time in months, I would describe the air temperature as “perfect”.  As … Continue reading

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ID Action and the Doctor’s Office

So, a few things to share today. First of all, I can happily report that our boy Mthandazo’s multi-visit journey through Home Affairs in pursuit of his ID appears to have been a success. As reported in my last blog, … Continue reading

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ID, Please!

Greetings again from South Africa!  Just a few things to update you on. The saga of getting a national ID for Mthandazo (Thembo) continues.  A couple of weeks ago, he finally found out why nothing has come of the application … Continue reading

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