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Lewa Conservancy & Maasai Mara Animal Gallery

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Serengeti Animals Photo gallery

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Safari these days means capturing photos instead of kill, thank goodness. Although it felt sometimes a bit petty to be in this glorious and exotic landscape fiddling with our technology, I must admit that I am thrilled to have the … Continue reading

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The first animal – a totem

  This blue and red lizard, the Mwanza Flat Headed Agama, was our first animal sighting on Safari in Africa. On reviewing my pictures I am suddenly struck at the possible symbolic appropriateness for this creature to be totemic for me. … Continue reading

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Along the road in Tanzania; on the track in Kenya

(The following was written on August 22, 2014.) This morning we journeyed by van out of Tanzania into Kenya across the border towns. Along the highway is the commercial aspect of all the villages that occupy the region. This narrow … Continue reading

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Across the Mara in the Serengeti

(The following post was written on August 20, 2014) Mt. Meru, viewed from our cabin door at the Legendary Lodge in Arusha, in the picture below. As they say, objects in mirror are much closer than they appear.  After traveling today … Continue reading

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Divining before the journey, and early impressions

I have a dear friend who is trained (“merged” is the word used) in the way of the African Dagara tribe to divine for others counsel from the unseen realm. I remembered that this was available to me just a … Continue reading

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Before leaving for Africa, some considerations

(The following was written about two weeks before leaving for Africa, upon realizing that I had really not considered why I would go on such a trip beyond being of service to my mother’s dream. But I was going to … Continue reading

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In Artemis’ Wake

Wednesday, September 25, 2013 In Selcuk, Turkey The Nazhan Hotel where I am staying is around the corner and down the block from the Isa Bey Mosque, steps away from the entrance to the ruins of St. John’s Basilica, and … Continue reading

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In the Beginning of Culture

Sunday, September 22, 2013 or Someday, ~9013 BC Catalhuyuk, Turkey Outside of Konya is a Neolithic settlement that is perhaps the oldest and earliest found to date of its kind. It is one of those places that is necessitating reevaluating … Continue reading

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In Rumi’s Wake

September 21, 2013 Notes from Konya: Sema (the whirling Dervish ceremony) on Saturday night, full moon, fall equinox. Unfortunately I was very tired and not quite as present as I would have liked. Prior to attending I circumambulated the huge … Continue reading

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Digging through the layers

Blog entry September 21, 2013 En route to Konya, Turkey It is said by the Greeks that if you dig down only a meter or so anywhere in the country you will find something from the past. The country has … Continue reading

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Remembering on the Rock at Patmos

Blog entry September 20, 2013 In Patmos Greece I have been in Athens, Delphi, Meteora, and Patmos. I am almost at the end of the Greek portion of my trip. I have been wanting to write, but when I have … Continue reading

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The flying Ray: Initiatory Thoughts on my traveling to Greece

I am on my way to Athens, Greece, currently flying over South Dakota. I have intuited over the past month that this trip I am embarking on has much more implication than merely a fun tour. There have been many … Continue reading

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