24 04, 2018

Walk By Faith?

By |2018-04-28T11:56:03-05:00April 24th, 2018|The School of Life, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

I’m finding it difficult to carve out time to write while traveling in Zimbabwe. Besides the constant power outages which end up depleting all my electronic devices, it’s been a whirlwind of unanticipated activity. I have been on the most extraordinary journey the last couple months, which at times has left me in awe and [...]

27 03, 2018

Zimbabwe: More Unexpected Adventures

By |2018-03-27T03:59:57-05:00March 27th, 2018|Zimbabwe|9 Comments

There is a story which the historian Luke recounts in his manuscript concerning a rather depressing day at the office for the fisherman Peter. Being a small business owner, Peter’s success depended on his ability to maximize his fishing skill sets to make a living. On this particular day he was failing miserably having not [...]

13 03, 2018

Zimbabwe: An Unexpected Adventure

By |2018-03-13T03:23:21-05:00March 13th, 2018|Zimbabwe|12 Comments

For those of you just now catching up on my current trip to Zimbabwe here is a brief summation of the backstory… I first visited Zimbabwe in 1984 while on a quest to find a place somewhere in the world, former enemies had in fact forgiven and reconciled with one another. Nearly a decade earlier [...]

13 02, 2018

Unsung Heroes: Brian Oldreive (Foundations for Farming)

By |2018-02-13T13:05:35-06:00February 13th, 2018|Uncategorized, Zimbabwe|0 Comments

In 2009, I made a poignant return trip to Southern Africa after a twenty-two-year absence. The last time I had been there was in 1987 when I had flown over to bury sixteen friends, who only days earlier had been killed on a Peace & Reconciliation project in Zimbabwe. As I sat there on the [...]

16 01, 2018

Transitions: Zimbabwe Calls

By |2018-01-16T08:16:36-06:00January 16th, 2018|Zimbabwe|0 Comments

It has been a few months since my last blog posting and a great deal has transpired over the last couple months which I think you will find interesting. Buckle up here we go… The word for me which defined all of 2017; tumultuous!  I found myself dealing with intense family issues while at the [...]

3 10, 2017

The Not So Good Samaritan

By |2017-10-04T13:24:34-05:00October 3rd, 2017|Culture, Zimbabwe|2 Comments

As a little boy, while attending mass at St Alphonsis Catholic Church in Wisconsin, I remember first hearing the story of the Good Samaritan. The story tugged at my soul as I sat there with my little legs dangling over the sides of those old wooden pews. I was captivated by the parable but without [...]

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