Returning to the Mother City

   In three days, I will fly off to the Mother City in South Africa. Twelve years ago, I stood in the Waterfront in Cape Town and took this picture. That day, Scott and I had just returned from a tour of Robben Island where Nelson Mandela spent most of his years in prison during […]

The Saving of an Afrikaner

It happened the moment I took the airplane breadroll into my hand, broke it open, feeling both the warmth and the artificial microwave crustiness in my palms. A friend had warned me that it happens to him after every Africa trip. The tears came, first gently, but then I felt the swell. The wave of […]

Remembering Robben Island: Journey into Forgiveness

I wrote this piece on Journey into Forgiveness two years ago. In the light of the recent Amahoro conference in South Africa, I am re-posting a slightly edited version here: South Africa is where my Story was born. I grew up in an all-white school with a rich heritage, but in those years I never […]