"Africa is, indeed, coming into fashion." - Horace Walpole (1774)


decoration day

It's Memorial Day here in the states, so I'll keep things quiet in memory of all those who've lost their lives in armed conflict, soldiers and civilians alike. I'll especially be thinking of my friend Ken, who died seven years ago this week and whose grave at Arlington is pictured above. Ken was not the type of soldier who considered war a sport; he understood the very serious social, economic, and security consequences of armed conflict for the populations affected by war.

As always, we hope for peace...


Blogger Rachel said...

I'm sorry about your friend & thank you for this lovely paragraph.

Monday, May 31, 2010 8:43:00 AM

Blogger texasinafrica said...

Thanks, Rachel.

Tuesday, June 01, 2010 1:05:00 PM


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