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Since so many folks are visiting our blog for the first time to see our wedding photos, I thought I would post links to a few other gautango highlights.

These are our most popular posts from our time in South Africa…

Our First ThanksgivingBob and Lea On SafariOur EngagementChristmas in AfricaBob Runs a MarathonOur Wedding PhotosMore Wedding Photos

Lea’s Human Rights Work
Siyakhuluma, or, Lea Tries to Speak ZuluInside the Inner CityPhoto of Madonna and ChildVicarious TraumaHuge Legal Victory

Bob’s Volunteer Work
Coffee for Africa, Africa for CoffeeBob’s First Day of SchoolWhat’s Wrong with South Africa’s SchoolsSchools & The Sweets Solution

Commentary on South Africa
The New Apartheid
Human Rights and the 2010 World CupIs South African Crime Really So Bad?Bugs are Bigger in Africa


Tribute to My Mom

Lea & LuciaToday is my mother’s birthday!

I thought a nice way to mark this auspicious date would be with a special post in her honor.

Let’s face it, I owe my mom a lot. Beyond the obvious things – my life, my good looks, and being our blog’s most loyal reader – she managed to teach me more than a few character lessons as well.

I’m certainly not the first person to note that Lucia Bishop is a remarkable woman.

Growing up, I simply got used to gushing compliments from friends, neighbors, and fellow church members about my mother’s kindness, patience, and amazing capacity to give of herself for others.

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It’s snowing!

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This may be hard to believe for Americans currently sweating out the June heat, but it is snowing in South Africa!

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Wedding Album – Prelude


Yesterday, 26 June 2007, marked our one month anniversary! Which I think is a perfect occasion to pull out all the wedding photos I’ve been sifting through. Here is the story of our wedding, in 37 pictures…

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Wedding Album – Ceremony

ring placing

The ceremony was absolutely wonderful.  Bob and I had spent a lot of time thinking through the words and rituals, and the whole event felt just perfect.  So moving!

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Wedding Album – Reception


We held the reception next door at the Wabash College Sparks Center.

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Huge legal victory!!!

Last Thursday I blogged about the trip Bob and I were planning, to Durban. I titled the post A Second Chance, because the last time we tried this trip, our car broke down halfway there, and we never made it to the beach.

But for me it was also a second chance in another sense. Three months ago, I had at work. A CALS litigation project I had done a lot of work on suddenly fell apart, and the families I was trying to help ended up on the street.

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