Alcatraz, California, December26, 2022
Alcatraz reveals stories of American incarceration, justice, and our common humanity
Wrist Operation August 2022
Thank you doctors David Siverhus and Adam Wooldridge and supporting team members
Fear. Creative writing by a beautiful teenager.
Olivia’s “Fear” Friday, July 30, 2021. Olivia, my 13-year-old granddaughter, took part in Red Oak Writing’s summer camp during the week of July 26, 2021. Friday 30th was a culmination of the week where each of the eleven participants shared their creative writing works. Kim Suhr, the Director, offers classes to adults and school-age students…
My Cape Town Conundrum. Factors in deciding an investment decision
The contrast: the United States of America with South Africa In a moment of irrational exuberance, I thought of buying an apartment in Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. My sanity cautioned me, so I will not do it. Why not? In and around Cape Town, with views of The University of Cape Town, Cape…
Marriott Ocean Pointe, Singer Island, Florida, Vacation March 2021
With trepidation, we planned to stay at our timeshare at Marriott Ocean Pointe, Palm Beach Shores, on Singer Island, Florida, for a portion of February and March 2021.
Cape Town COVID-19 Adventure
We left the US on March 5, 2020, for a 37-day vacation in South Africa to visit family and friends.
Timeless Karoo, Western Cape, South Africa
The Karoo in South Africa’s Western Cape provides some of the most fantastic touring sites and vacation places.
Movie Experience, South African romantic movie in Afrikaans with English subtitles
A Uniquely Different Movie Experience. How did it come about that I watched an exceptional movie twice on the same day? A first in a lifetime experience. Wednesday, January 30, 2018, was my mother-in-law’s 91st birthday. I completed my daily tasks by lunchtime. What was I going to achieve in the afternoon? Going for a…
I had an interesting encounter yesterday. The sequel was unpredictable. We live in a condominium complex consisting of three buildings. Ours is the largest, an L-shaped three-story with fifty-two units, named Cornerstone at New Berlin’s Residences at City Center. The heated parking garage is below our building. We bought our unit ten years ago. We…
Road Construction, Montagu, Western Cape, South Africa, comparison to Wisconsin, USA
We all understand that Governor Scott Walker of the State of Wisconsin is running for reelection in 2018. We also understand that to get re-elected he needs to follow the Republican playbook of cutting taxes for the very wealthiest mega-donors and large corporations. We also understand that to pay for those incentives to the very…
Jacques Pauw, South African Investigative Reporter, Author– President’s Keepers: Those keeping Zuma in power and out of prison, Restaurant Owner
Jacques Pauw, South Africa’s most celebrated investigative author. The President’s Keepers: Those Keeping Zuma in power and out of prison. Jacques’ book was released Friday, November 3, 2017, and sold out the first print run of 20,000 copies in hours. The African National Congress (ANC), the ruling government party in South Africa fought to have…