Annemarie's Short Stories
WHO AM I? During a TV Interview recently the Executive Director of the Dag Hamerskold Foundation in Sweden was asked: “First of all, we like to know who you are”. The answer: “I am not so sure. I’m a in Germany born Namibian and I live in Sweden.” For him, I thought, it sounds quite easy. But, how... Sign in to see full entry.
And The Winner Is…….Nature! A Special Alarm Clock A friend came for a visit over the weekend. We had a great time, breakfast in the garden, long walks along the beach, and pleasant conversations into the late night. Unfortunately she had to get up quite early on Monday morning to catch her flight... Sign in to see full entry.
INKA Until she had to go to school my granddaughter was privileged to live in the African Bush with her parents, since they work for SRT, the ‘Save the Rhino Trust’. Inka grew up with dogs, cats, and Wildlife from tiny birds to Elephants, and definitely, Rhinos. She loves animals and has learned to... Sign in to see full entry.
TRYING TO UNDERSTAND After Jessica, my beloved dog, had gone to heaven two of my neighbor’s cats had decided to move in with me. I have told the little story. It still seems to me like a miracle, and I often think about the lyrics by the Austrian Poet Rainer Maria Rilke: Wenn etwas fortgenommen... Sign in to see full entry.
Ignorance or Human Arrogance? Many say, Namibia, the beautiful, but harsh country in Southern Africa, has got it all: Grassland, Mountains, Bush, Dunes, Desert, and the Atlantic Ocean! But, as the scientist Justine Braby states in one of her articles, the country might go on losing biodiversity: If... Sign in to see full entry.
Blessed is the person who has earned the love of an old dog –(Sydney Jeanne Steward) Walking without Jessie When my eldest son was only three weeks old he had to undergo an operation and it became obvious that he was allergic to catgut. In the age of two he fell in love with a little kitten, but,... Sign in to see full entry.
Normal 0 Mirror, Mirror on the Wall Do you remember what Mr. Raven had told us about the Bear twins Orion and Ursula? Ugh! These two are really quite something. Always ready to make fun, sometimes even of others. At that time their mom can become very angry. One day they almost got a hiding. Here it... Sign in to see full entry.
THE LITTLE GEYSER August 2006 'Daddy', said the little Geyser, 'I want to be as big as you are'. 'Be quiet', said Old Faithful, 'I have to perform in a few minutes. Don’t you see all the people expecting me to do my very best? And believe me, it is sometimes extremely difficult to impress humans and... Sign in to see full entry.
Mr. WEAVER Namibia, October 2006 In April, just before I left for my dream journey to Florida, Mr. Weaver started to build the nest for his future wife. Day after day he started early in the morning with his lovely chirping to collect the perfect building material in my garden, grass, petals, and... Sign in to see full entry.
Meet Park-Warden Raven For Dalyce, with love August 2007 Day after day he sits on top of a very high rock so that he can overlook a large part of Yellowstone. It is a raven, big, quiet, and of beautiful glittering color. Who says ravens are black and gloomy? This raven does not beg for food like... Sign in to see full entry.