Every year I take 20-25 geography students on an excursion around Namibia. Most of them have never been in southern Africa before. And practically none of them have ever done fieldwork abroad. For a month they get to test their skills, but maybe more importantly, their own limits and comfort zones. Continue reading
Threshold can be so many things. It can be the divide between two rooms, where you can cross from one side to another; where you exit one phase of your life and enter another. It can be a new beginning and chance to start fresh; full of tickling excitement and optimism regarding what this opportunity might bring.
But it can also be a limit; the critical point that triggers a reaction. The invisible line we don’t even know we’ve crossed, until we are faced with the consequences and are forced to deal with the results. Continue reading
Sometimes, we need to see an animal locked up inside a cage to fully understand and appreciate the importance of its’ freedom. Continue reading
“There is no other commodity with such irresistable fascination as diamonds. People will risk their lives for them. They will betray, cheat, lie, deceive and murder. They will suffer privitations and dangers…for diamonds make dreams come true”
(Olga Levinson) Continue reading