Last week a group of activists and academics convened in Cape Town to discuss the very issues that the controversial 'Spear' art sought to raise. The Forum titled provocatively title "Money, Sex and Power: The Paradox of Unequal Growth" brought back a flood of memories.
I don't use a walking stick. I would become too dependent on one. When you learn to become dependent on something, not having that "thing" makes whatever task you are facing immensely harder, mentally.
Few spots on Earth have the ability to enchant the visitor as instantly as South Africa, and particularly, the Cape Wine lands. For me, the dramatic vistas of the Franschoek and Stellenbosch Valleys are indelible.
"Jim, if I say, 'EJECT, EJECT, EJECT,' and you don't pull this immediately, nothing but a smoking hole will be left in the space next to you." Test pilot Dave Stock is pointing to the ejection chord under my seat.