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Why We Came :: Return to Cape Town

This is Part 3 of the story about our arrival in Cape Town, South Africa after five years living overseas. Read Part 1 here and Part 2 here.  9 June 2018 “This house is like a train!” Kagiso exclaims. “It’s so long!”  It’s the same house he lived in for three years...

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Returning Home

This is Part 2 of our story returning home to Cape Town after five years living in the States.   Read Part I here.  9 June 2018 I use up the last tissue in my pocket dabbing my eyes and blowing my nose, doing my best to pull myself together before we fall into...

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What to Say to Someone Who is Grieving

I don't know about you, but I can become paralyzed by fear when I try to think about what to say to someone who is grieving. I'm afraid I'll say something that will offend them or make them feel worse. If you've felt awkward in similar situations and have wondered...

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