We Write to Make Bread

Anais Nin said we write to taste life twice. Today, this thought has pushed itself to the front of my chest: We, followers of the Way, those of us who quest to know Spirit and dwell in Love, we write to make bread. I know, for me, this is my serving. This is my offering. […]

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 […]

Proudly African

I flew Kenya Airways this morning from Mombasa to Nairobi and smiled when I read the KQ slogan: The Pride of Africa. I smiled, not because I thought it was ironic. I smiled because that very African pride was beginning to creep right into my own heart. This past week I have shed yet another […]

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 […]