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.