The Story of Charity in Africa

One of the first questions – after which school to pick and whether Johannesburg is safe enough to move there – prospective expats typically ask me is what kind of volunteer work might be available for them or their spouses. If you bear with me, I’ll provide some answers. But first, ... 

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The Gift of a Picture

When you’re moving to South Africa, inevitably you will become involved in charity work. There is almost no way around it. There are myriad opportunities of how you might get involved, but one of the charities especially dear to my heart is Help Portrait, a worldwide organization of amateur photographers whose goal it is to bring the gift of a picture into underprivileged communities.

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Horses, Horses, and More Horses

When you’ve got nothing going on in your life but a horse show, you take pictures of horses.

Brown horses.

White horses.

Brown and White horses.

Little horses.

Pretty horses.

Jumping horses.

Bucking horses.

Peeing-when-performing horses.

Sleepy horses.

Sleepy dogs on horses.

Kissing horses.

Loved horses.

Horses’ ... 

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Giving Hope at New Jerusalem

“There is a career path and there is a sacred path.”

I cannot get these words out of my mind. They were spoken to me by Anna Mojapelo, founder and director of New Jerusalem Children’s Home, when I visited the facilities of her orphanage and adjacent Montessori preschool a few ... 

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Giving Back

I know I’ve rallied hard in the past month for donations for the Alexandra Baseball League, and I’m very grateful for the funding we’ve received to date (more on that in my next post). But I’m not the only one out there, and today I wanted to give credit to my friend Bing (who ... 

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