Monthly Archives: June 2012

Golf captaincy.

Fair play, discipline and courage. My experience of golf captaincy.As a lifelong fan of sport I happen to believe that this is one of the simplest ways of bridging wide divides. It is important to all of us and by … Continue reading

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One night and it is gone, going deaf.

Going deaf overnight. I was asked just the other day. “How did you go deaf or is too traumatic for you to talk about still?” Not at all and far from it. Here is how it happened. Sad, perhaps, but, … Continue reading

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An incident with a truck.

The big fight with the truck. A never ending excuse. One of the very few times I had a stand up fight with my indigenous farm manager and why. Now I have all ready penned one epistle on my indigenous … Continue reading

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The mysteries of an unfathomable universe.

Poetry of an unfathomable universe. A very short story of a very talented boy I once knew whose life was tragically cut short. What a waste. Now I went to secondary school in a country which at that time was … Continue reading

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My Indigenous farm manager.

The short story of my farm manager and the tragic loss of his son in that idiotic war that Mugabe decided to support in the Congo. Now I had just returned to Zimbabwe and was managing the family farm owned … Continue reading

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Chilapalapa, a language.

Chilapalapa. Oh what splendid times there were living and growing up on a farm in Rhodesia. All the different people and all the different languages. The wonderful time before people learnt to hate. We got around communicating in what was … Continue reading

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WITCHDOCTORS.

VOODOO STILL WITH US. African Witchdoctors You might be surprised that even in this day and age the influence these people have. Of course depending where you come from and what ethnic section you belong to, this topic can cause … Continue reading

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