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Where do I play? Even though religion is the playground of our imaginations, I try to play as often as I can. Currently, I get the most fun out of playing in a few tennis leagues, listening to music, photography, and motorcycling, and braaiing on my Green Egg.These activities provide opportunities where I can step into the space between subjectivity and objectivity. It is here where I can experience smallness amidst the largeness of life and where my soul can exhale.  

Motorcycling

Im a motorcyclist who prefer BMW's. My rock red '13 BMW R1200GS LC is set up for endurance riding. I have been all the way to Prudhoe Bay on Alaska's North Slope on a similar motorcycle. I've done Route 66 and the Continental Divide (off-road). The summer of 2016 took me on a 6000 mile solo ride from Nashville to Jasper, British Columbia. Summer 2017 took me along the Natchez Trace to San Antonio to share a meal with a friend.

 

 

BMW of Motorcycles of Grand Rapids: BMWMCGR is a dealership I can recommend without hesitation. It is a dealership with integrity and ethical practices. Whether sales or service, I have experienced Bland Kamp and BMWMCGR exemplary.  This is what they tell about themselves:

"BMW Motorcycles of Grand Rapids:  Established in 1990 and exclusively BMW. We specialize in new and used BMW motorcycles. Our service department has 4 BMW/State certified mechanics working on motorcycles. Our goal is to get folks in and out the same day as their appointment. In our accessory department we carry six different helmet lines, four different apparel lines and a wide variety of boots." Visit our web site at www.bmwmcgr.com"

BMW Owners of  America

Nikon D300

I received a love for photography from my Dad. When I left South Africa for the USA in 1993, I also left my camera kit behind. Tired of digital point-and-shoot cameras, I'm back into photography with capable Nikon D300, a Nikon D710 and a Panasonic Lumix. Along the way I've added numerous lenses, tripods, flashes and more. Most of the pictures on this site were taken with these camera. Cameras help me to see things differently.

 

 

Fly a kite

I enjoy the pleasure of flying multi-line kites. Currently I own a "Typhoon" and a "Stealth," both from www.goflyakite.com .  I have flown these kites in exciting places, such as the Namib Desert (Sossus Vlei) and near Cape L'Augulhas (the southern tip of Africa). These pictures were taken on Lake Michigan near Silver Lake, MI.