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Riehlife on African Holiday

Between August 4th to August 26th, Riehlife travels to Southern Africa---South Africa and Botswana.

Abstraction of Global Africa

I've decided not to take too many gadgets, so I'll be leaving my laptop and cellphone at home. I'll be in erratic computer contact, so I cannot say if I'll be able to update Riehlife while I'm gone or not. Maybe a little, but erratically.

Therefore, whether you are new to our community here or whether you are a long-time reader, I invite you to browse the archives. They are rich and full. And the sidebar contains information about my poetry book "Sightlines: A Poet's Diary."

I will be traveling to:

Johannesburg...and the village of Phokeng in South Africa...with blogging buddy Damaria Senne (see Portable Village post below).

Gaborone, Botswana...where I'll meet up with long-time pal Alan Brody...and Gabane, Botswana, where I worked on village development, literacy, and Popular Theater projects...and Maun Botswana, where nature is in its glory...and Makalamabedi, a village where I did my cultural training in 1972 for Peace Corps...and then....

Finishing in Capetown, South Africa, where I have never been, a'tall.

This is a road trip. I am traveling more upscale than I'm used to, and this will take some getting used to. There will be lots of things to get used to, and not much time to do it in, as the pace of the trip is more rapid than any trip I've ever embarked upon.

So, wish me luck! Include us in your prayers, if you are so inclined.

And, we'll see you, reliably back in this space in September. Until then, Darlings, it'll be catch as catch can.

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  1. I hope you have a good trip and I will keep you in my prayers.

  2. Dear Janet,
    I am slow to catch up to you! What a wondrous time I expect you will have in South Africa... So much that may be familiar and so much that will have changed. In your heart of hearts, you will nourish and invite all in. I look forward to hearing of your adventures!'

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