11. June 2019
Mombassa where you learn how white you are.
This post is a reflection of the last year or so as I prepare to fly out, maybe for the last time next Friday, June 21.
12. January 2018
Hello All, it has been a while since I last posted here. Since the last one there has been an amazing trip to Australia with my friend and colleague Emanuel Mbise where I was introduced to Callum, grandchild number eight. The hospitality shown by folk who included Robert & Penny McIntyre, Kathleen Hunt and Sally, Tom, Frazer, Quinly Deacon/Hardwick was much appreciated. Presentations at Queensland College of Art and Gympie Regional Gallery and "The Taste of Tanzania" 3 day event organised...
11. September 2017
Home in Two weeks for Six weeks.
18. July 2017
Greetings from Nkoamansa, Tanzania. It has been a tough couple of months, the wet season was truncated but was pretty miserable, wet and cold. The ground is already dry and it looks like a lean year for water. June/July turned very cold in the night and morning exacerbated by the high altitude and cloud preventing the sun from appearing, quite often all day. If you wanted to get warm down to the plains we would go. Difficult to comprehend we are just over three degrees south of the equator....
27. May 2017
Sometime ago, in the dim shadows of the late 70s, maybe early 80s, I devoured nearly every publication on 'positive thinking' that was available including Robert Schuller's "Move Ahead With Possibility Thinking". I tried so hard to make it happen. It was only many years later that I learned the principle of Psalm:1; "That person is like a tree planted by streams of water, which yields its fruit in season and whose leaf does not wither— whatever they do prospers". How does one attempt to...
13. May 2017
Introducing folk to my new home in Nkoamansa, Nkoaranga, Tanzania.
19. March 2017
A little extra treat, these are fabrics I'm acquiring to either bring back to Oz, or to develop a clothing line as part of the Social Enterprise program. They range from the woven Maasai Shuka, kitenge, tie-dye, oil on water, hand-dyed/woven and a batik style of printing on fabric. I'm rather enjoying the experience.
19. March 2017
It nearly seems impossible to reduce my life here in Tanzania to words, there are not enough superlatives to describe it. The incredible opportunity provided by The Small Things, who through their invitation opened these doors, I will be always grateful for. Through images and words, I hope you are able to grasp some of the privilege, joy and wonderment that is my world here. The hunger and passion for community cohesion and growth drives me as I spend my days learning, listening and speaking....
25. February 2017
The joys of living where I live. One evening recently towards the end of a two and a half hour trip home from Arusha, normally around forty minutes, the dulla dulla turned a bend and there before me was Mount Kilimanjaro's fully outlined snow capped peak bathed in glorious sunlight and to my left, Mount Meru broodily gazed down on me with its clouded swathed summit. Bliss!