WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN DECEMBER 2022

LIFE AT THE VICTORIA AND ALFRED (V & A) WATERFRONT “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of light, it was the […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN NOVEMBER 2022

PREQUEL – A SLOW BOAT TO CAPE TOWN We departed Cleveland for Lisbon on election day, uncertain what sort of America to expect on our return next May. Fortunately, America seems to have voted for “normal.” The ‘Humpty Trumpty right wing MAGA Republicans’ lost in every battleground state. The left wing ‘woke progressives’ likewise lost […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN APRIL 2022

INTO THE BUSH Nothing quite matches observing things through the eyes of children. This month we had the unmitigated pleasure of spending quality time with our two grandsons, Jack 13, and Max 11, in a South African game reserve. Let me say unequivocally, the experience of spending a few days in the African bush observing […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN MARCH 2022

TIME TO HIT THE ROAD With the historic South African Parliament Building a burned-out shell, South Africa’s President, Cyril Ramaphosa, gave his annual State of the Nation Address (SONA) from a well-bedecked and colorfully lighted Cape Town City Hall. A major advantage of the new seating arrangements was that Members of Parliament did not have […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN FEBRUARY 2022

A GASTRONOMIC CARPE DIEM As the political climate deteriorates in both the USA and SA, and unbelievably that is still possible, I continue my efforts to look on the bright side. Fortunately, the diversity and excellence of places to eat in Cape Town and its surroundings offer one powerful way to stay positive. My letter […]