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Author: Paulie

18 Apr A Miracle in the Desert

“Pack a bible, a notebook, comfortable walking shoes and mosquito repellent.” Tick! “Sun huts and sun screen if needed. And sandals.” Tick! “Light clothing (the place is very hot, exclamation mark), and a bottle for your drinking water.” Double tick! “This assignment must not be among your fails.” Tick?! It was an email,...

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06 Apr I Will Draw Her into the Wilderness..

She has a beautiful name, one I’ve only heard once before. And warm, brown eyes. She’s somewhat reserved, perhaps even a little shy, but has a graceful sense of propriety. And a smile that surprises you with the pretty glow it casts on her face. She’s my room-mate, in a cozy,...

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17 Mar Hustle in the Land of Pharaoh

Egypt is a beautiful, intriguing country. A fascinating blend of the sleekly modern and the nostalgically ancient. A land that stewards so well the amazing legends of antiquity, and yet also is truly metro. Fascinated by the rich history of this country, I recently inveigled myself into...

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18 Feb Nakisisa’s Flight

It’s dark, under here. And scary. And hot. There is a spider at the corner, near my left eye, sitting still, staring at me. I’m too scared to move, so I keep my eyes firmly on it. I can hear Baba coming. I don’t know what time it...

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09 Feb So I Dance..

At the end of the 2013 General Elections, I found myself suddenly idle, with nothing to do with my time. I had been part of a busy campaign for one of the candidates, a Believer taking a shot at politics, and had become used to the...

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23 Jan SALT

Today is the 23rd day of the New Year, and I still haven't got round to drumming out some serious resolutions. Perhaps it’s because I generally delay getting back to work until the kids go back to school. I gave up trying to do anything meaningful...

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06 Dec Yet Will I Trust Him..

I’ve worn contact lenses most of my life. I was fifteen years of age when my world suddenly began to get fuzzy, and eighteen when my doctor diagnosed Keratoconus, a condition that alters the shape of the cornea and causes severe short-sight. So I went from wearing...

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04 Nov The Orange Suit

So earlier this week I had a mid-morning cuppa with a young lady, an American publisher, who also happens to be a writer. Had a good old chinwag about all things books, as only writers can do on a fine Tuesday morning, at Art Cafe. Sheer...

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08 Sep The Almond Tree

It's a bright, warm Friday afternoon - the kind that ushers in the weekend most beautifully. I've left the office early - it's barely 1pm but I'm heading right to the beauty salon. I have this luxurious new weave in my hair, and it's calling gently...

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