One of the stars of the Thanda 'Woodchucks' (the name on the jerseys donated for the baseball program). He's our shortstop. He picked the game up really quick--one of those kids who when you tell him something it sticks in his head, and he puts it into motion.
Baseball at Thanda October 1st 2008 The final week before the beginning of the school holiday at Thanda, the last of the long-awaited baseball gear arrived. Up until this point, the extent of the baseball program at Thanda involved me making several baseballs a day out of plastic bread bags, and cleaning out several 5-gallon peanut butter buckets to use as ball buckets. So the day the equipment arrived was a BIG DAY for Thanda bas ... read more
Africa » South Africa » KwaZulu-Natal » Umzumbe After the British seized the Cape of Good Hope area in 1806, many of the Dutch settlers (the Boers) trekked north to found their own republics. The discovery of diamonds (1867) and gold (1886) spurred wealth and immigration and intensified the subjug... ... read more
Last summer I was playing baseball in Lithuania, coaching in Moscow, hitching through Bavaria, and working construction in the South of France. Who knows what this summer will bring.
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