A Shaft Of Sunlight

A Shaft Of Sunlight

Remembering

A Shaft Of Sunlight – The prisoner walked along the narrow corridor towards the place of execution. Many others had gone before her and the concrete floor was covered in blood, and worse. The floor – a path as terminal as the route taken by a falling star – was slick beneath her feet, and she struggled to keep her balance.

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The River Phoenix

The River Phoenix

Another Evocative Story By Mark Stewart

The River Phoenix – She hobbled along the pavement, her limping gait unnoticed by those she shared the side walk with. She was ashamed of the leprous tumour on her foot, of the disfigurement which set her apart from everyone else. Instinctively she knew the deformity, swollen and gnarled, would never heal; the cancer had penetrated too far, like an invasive root; and besides medical treatment simply wasn’t available.

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The Oak And The Heather

The Oak And The Heather

Mark Stewart’s Haunting Story Of Survival

The Oak And The Heather – He had been running for a long time, so long that he could no longer feel his legs. His feet were cut and blistered, ripped by a razor wire mesh of brambles and thorns, and his body heaved with the effort of breathing.

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Volunteering – An African Experience – Part 2

Volunteering – An African Experience – Part 2

The Reality Of Tonje’s Second Volunteer Experience

Volunteering – An African Experience – Part 2. This is Tonje’s second experience – volunteering in Africa.  After I went home, I talked with another woman who told me she would open her own rehabilitation centre and that she would care for lions and other animals. Since I had met this woman at this other park and I thought she was a really nice person, my best friend and I decided to go as volunteers to her place in South Africa (Ingwe Wildlife Centre).

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The Water Meadow

The Water Meadow

Once Again Mark Stewart Brilliantly Captures A Moment In Time

The Water Meadow – The ramp beneath his feet was made of metal – it was always metal or concrete, never grass or hay, or even sawdust – and the ridges in the metal surface that he had to clamber over hurt his feet, knocking and jarring, adding to the numerous bruises that had already been inflicted. He was beaten with a stick as he climbed; savage blows as harsh as the shouts and curses that also fell upon him, goading him into the narrow, roofed enclosure.

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Volunteering – An African Experience

Volunteering – An African Experience

The Highs And Lows

Volunteering – An African Experience – There are few things more gratifying than giving  your time – energy – money and passion to a person – animal or cause that is bigger then you perceive yourself to be. To do a “good” deed – not because you have to but because you want to. Learning the art of giving at a young age is a gift that pays you back many times over as you mature. It was with all the right intentions that a young woman set off for Africa to give of her time and her heart.

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Working Together To Save Africa’s Lions

Working Together To Save Africa’s Lions

And Every other Species in Between – By Using The Power Of Social Media

Working Together To Save Africa’s Lions – Regardless of what type of activism or advocacy you’re involved in, it’s no secret that working together is key to furthering a cause and achieving results. I see and experience people working with one another everyday, to make things possible.

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