It is my hope that putting this voice out into our world has value, not only for me, but for others, as well. I admit to sometimes entertaining dreams of it going viral, of infecting the world with my vision. But most of the time I am content to be motivated by Gandhi's assertion: whatever you do will be insignificant, but it is very important that you do it.

Saturday, October 25, 2008


October 2008, spring unfurling in the depths of the Jonkershoek Valley:

Bill is an olive thrush, a robust little, no-nonsense bird with a yellow beak that scuffles loudly in the dry leaves around our house looking for worms. He irritates the hell out of me.