arriving at the field the kids would always head to the sugar cane field to pull up some stalks of cane. Whereas in the US you chew on sunflower seeds during the game, here you chew on sugar cane. (see the fields in the background).
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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