on FIFA and its precious cash-cow

being a Capetonian, i am supposed to be very excited about the impending world cup in our land, now under 200 days away. but i have had my misgivings about fifa for some time now, in the way they deal with the whole world cup. it has become quite clear that this is not about…

on packing for Timbuktu

i consider myself very fortunate to be able to do a fair amount of travelling each year. from a weekend away at the coast or a 5 day hike in a canyon to an educational for work in northern Mozambique – i have a few opportunities a year. over time i have noticed that each…

of the good life

It was an almost-perfect moment, the ocean opening up to my left, a curvy road ahead, sunny day, roof down on the Golf and excellent music playing on the CD player… after a weekend spent in a nature reserve catching up with very special friends, life has been really good today. We walked, we talked,…