Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Welcome to The Edge!

Welcome to the diverse and endlessly fascinating Mpumalanga Highlands. Situated in the Emakhazeni Region, this is the very heart of Mpumalanga (which, by the way, means ‘place of the rising sun’), and peers over the dramatic edge of the escarpment to the Lowveld below.

Monday, March 10, 2008

Leave only footprints...

It is important to say the names of who we are, the names of the places we have lived, and to write the details of our lives. "I lived on Coal Street in Albuquerque next to a garage and carried papers bags of groceries down Lead Avenue. One person had planted beets early that spring, and I watched their red/green leaves grow."
We have lived; our moments are important. This is what it is to be a writer: to be the carrier of details that make up history, to care about the orange booths in the coffee shop in Owatonna.

- Natalie Goldberg in Writing Down the Bones