Monthly Archives: February 2012

“The Help” … Lesotho-Style

[The following post was published Feb. 24, 2012, on The Mantle. Octavia Spencer of The Help went on to win the Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.] MASERU, Lesotho – Living overseas, I sometimes fall out of touch with the latest … Continue reading

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Media Missionary of Maseru

[The following post was published Feb. 16, 2012, on The Mantle.] MASERU, Lesotho – My Hungarian in-laws didn’t take the news well. Hello, Basotho herders! Are you in need of journalism training? Perhaps help with your blogs? (Photo: mjj) It … Continue reading

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Free Love in the Free State

Frisky gemsbok, in the mood for love. (Photo: mjj) BLOEMFONTEIN, South Africa — At the Bloemfontein Zoo, in the provincial capital of the Free State, we were disappointed to no longer have a chance to see Charlie, the nicotine-addicted chimp. … Continue reading

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To Charge, Or Not To Charge

Nice, white rhino. Heel, white rhino! (Photo: mjj) WILLEM PRETORIUS GAME RESERVE, South Africa — Among the perks of living in Lesotho are the day-trips — across hellaciously pot-holed highways — to see Big Game in neighboring South Africa. And … Continue reading

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