Tuesday, 20 January 2015

Back from the Sahara desert in Southern Morocco.

My friend Gry Brøndum has just returned from the desert in Southern Morocco close to the Algerian border. I remember my days of being an explorer in the central Sahara desert. That trek from Djanet to Ghat without water for days on end through terrain with shifting sands littered with human skeletons was deadly. I long for a return for some peace and quiet though. Away from all the worrying "Je suis..." control dramas of distraction that human beings have created in modern society. Mindfulness and the true 'Je suis-Je suis' is the way forward.

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Monday, 19 January 2015

Pre-order new book: 'Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast' By: Pernille Ipsen

Much gratitude and appreciation. I received a present today. A fresh hardback copy of 'Daughters of the Trade: Atlantic Slavers and Interracial Marriage on the Gold Coast' direct from my friend, the author Pernille Ipsen, currently teaching in the departments of Gender and Women's Studies and History at the University of Wisconsin, Madison USA. A worthy addition to several books received from the late historian Selena Axelrod Winsnes.

Received a present from the author Pernille Ipsen today.

Thursday, 8 January 2015

The Migrant's Journey.

Labadi beach, Accra-Ghana. 

Svestrup - Denmark

Lecture tour - Danish UNESCO TST Schools Programme.

Discovering Danish ancestor's gravestone at Elsinore.

"Over the decades the Migrant Journey has become more a question of Routes more than Roots, but to where do Migrants feel they belong? This is a great story from Kojo who took the most dangerous of Routes across the Sahara but is now helping others rediscover their Roots, the Quest for Identity.

His Sahara Trek at the age of 21 years is an unmissable story of our times today if we feel a need to understand those without which the world would tick less well: "I left home in Ghana for the second time and successfully crossed the Sahara Desert. This was a tough trip; part of the journey was made on foot. It was along the routes, where enslaved Africans were transported to the Mediterranean for centuries." It was on that ensuing global journey he found his Inner Voice: "We can become free from our 'cosy prisons' or 'comfort zones' which are filled with stress and depression, by following our inner voice."

What can we learn from his Quest for Identity: "Although we live our lives through a constellation of identities, our core identity is connected to all things. This journey has taught me that ‘Identity equals oneness’ and we must be present in the moments of life to have a great life." If only society in general came to understood just that....?."

- Richard O'Farrell - Originator of "The E-Communities.Coop" group, Founder of VOXWORLD.COOP Ethical Label & Promoter of ICCO (SCE) worldwide.