Monthly Archives: January 2010

Gram and Gramp’s new puppy: Freddie

pretty damn cute.


So We’re Going To South Africa…

and I’ve done endless research on safaris within driving distance of Port Elizabeth. No South African I’ve spoken with has terribly nice things to say about Port Elizabeth but we’re volunteering at a school there. Side trips will be many and eagerly anticipated, including ones to the Great Karoo desert-y region, the Garden Route along the coast and the Addo Elephant Park. In my searching I found this extremely moving piece from the NY Times from 2004. It was written by Rob Nixon, an accomplished writer and now an English professor at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. It’s about walking in the bush with his schizophrenic brother. I’m going to read his book Dreambirds. Here’s a picture of one place we’re going: the Great Karoo.