I wrote about the village of Barepat in the article “Paradise in a hut”.  And now, quite unexpectedly, this story has a continuation. 

One of the former residents of the village, an Azerbaijani, who was born and raised in Barepat, responded to that post.


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The Singing Fool

Singing Fool
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My Afrikaans Language and Heritage

I was brought up in a bilingual environment until I was a teenager, speaking English and Afrikaans as my mother was Afrikaans and my father Scottish. I was sent to a bilingual school but my lessons were in English and as was my home language.

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A Lasting Tribute

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So long, Philip

Prince Philip
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Jesus Saves


Downtown L.A.

Downtown L.A.

Guido Michelini had stayed at the hotel before.

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You gotta have a home!

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No one knows what happened

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Rolling the dice


Sometimes actually often in life achieving something, getting something is a matter of rolling the dice and chance.

I guess that is why I like to collect dice, cards, as if to remind myself that we can’t control the Gods.