MacAfee Knob!

I can’t believe I haven’t posted these photos!!! When I returned from Cape Town, after my gun scare, I decided I needed to do something uplifting, to help raise my mood. It worked! MacAffee Knob is all it’s cracked up to be. AWESOME. SPIRITUAL. COMMUNAL. WHAT A SPOT! The most photographed place on the Appalachian […]

Stay Positive Doug

That is Cape Town, South Africa. One of the most beautiful cities in the world. I have been spending a few months a year there for over 20 years. I have never been the victim of a violent crime. Until my last visit. 11 October 2018. That is the day that my attitude got rearranged. […]

Back to Cape Town

* I wrote this mostly finished draft, a short time before our return to Cape Town. Things are different now. Muizenburg! Well, my hiking on the AT is on pause. We are off to CT tomorrow for 2 months. Our friend Sleeping Beauty is supplying our lift to a downtown Philadelphia hotel for tonight. Uber […]

Still Sorting

If you’ve read my “It’s Not Like TV,” you know the story. I still am not sure if I am ok. I have this division on my life now. I live in a world divided between the OK and the NOT OK place. The not ok life is anxious. Fearful. Angry. Sad. The OK world […]

Cederberg Getaway!

October 2018 This…is the cottage I’ve rented for the next two nights. Boskloof Swemgat #3. Outside AND inside braai. I had some lamb chops inside tonight for dinner! Yes. I am a meat eater. I try not to think about it!!! I’m going up this mountain tomorrow morning, If it’s not raining! It has really […]

It’s Not Like TV

This is the former township now called Bo-Kaap. It means “Above the Cape.” On the hill looking over Cape Town from the Northwest, it’s my favorite section of the city. This is the center of the Malay Culture here. Painted in such bright and beautiful colors, these houses pretty much adorn that part of Cape […]