Monthly Archives: January 2015

An Artist’s Journal: Namibia, Genocide

There is a buffer of land, between the dunes of the desert and the last streets of the affluent white residents of Swakopund: a cemetery. One-tenth is modern. Tall palms are planted between neat plots with stately carved marble stones … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Safari

There is no trip in the world like a safari. Lions roaring at night as you try to sleep in a tent… happening upon ANOTHER herd of springbok, and feeling a bit jaded, hoping desperately to find a rare black … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Heritage Stolen

When you steal a culture’s art, you steal their soul. When you vandalize their art, their ritual objects, you attack an entire people. Tonight, I feel violated. This is not a happy story. It is certainly not an expected story. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Sister Artists

20 January Windhoek, Namibia I thought it was going to be an ordinary day in Windhoek. Hannah and I are navigating the bureaucracy of getting her registered for school (my daughter is attending university here for the next three years. … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, Katutura Township

19 January 2015 Windhoek, Namibia I’m still trying to figure out what the guidebooks mean when they say that a trip to Katutura Township near Windhoek is a “must see!” Tourists have more money to spend on a dinner than … Continue reading

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An Artist’s Journey: Namibia, First Impressions

We woke to African birdsong. The travel was from St. Louis was long. Three planes, more than 36 hours travel time. Namibia is not set up for travel from the US. It’s easier to get here from Asia or Europe. … Continue reading

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Jumping Off a Cliff: The Next Journey Begins

Queens, NY It’s almost midnight and my daughter, Hannah, and I have arrived at our hotel for the next 7 hours. Tomorrow morning we board a South African Airlines flight that 24 hours from now will land us in Windhoek, … Continue reading

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