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 […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN JANUARY 2022 LOOK ON THE BRIGHT SIDE

My 2022 New Year resolution is to try and view everything from the bright side. Given the state of my two homelands, this is going to be a challenge. The misnamed United States is anything but the united states. Both political parties are internally split, and externally in aggressive confrontation. The centuries-old and world’s longest […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN DECEMBER 2021

RETURN OF MY NEWSLETTER AND ARRIVAL OF A NEW COVID VARIANT Responding to the requests from so many of you, which I truly appreciate, I have decided to resume my monthly Letters from Cape Town. We left Cleveland the evening before Thanksgiving heading to South Africa reporting some of the world’s lowest Covid numbers. Dire […]

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN THE FINAL ONE

WULF UTIAN’S LETTER FROM CAPE TOWN THE FINAL ONE MAY  2020 Different times merit a different letter. I cannot prognosticate the future, find the present conflicting and confining, and do not intend to become obsessed about the wonderful past. For these reasons this will be my last, my final letter to you all from Cape […]