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2012 has been a quiet year since January compared to other recent years. I spent most of the year at home in Athens working on my laptop and the internet.

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2 2012 has been a quiet year since January compared to other recent years. I spent most of the year at home in Athens working on my laptop and the internet occasionally wandering around Athens and its various sites to see. I did some internationally traveling and wandering beginning in March. March I drove to Sarasota for the 9 th Florida Creativity Weekend and then across Florida to Palm Beach County and Boynton Beach to spend some time with Scott. August I flew to Brasil for the first time and spent two and ½ weeks in 3 cities: Recife, Aracaju and San Paolo thanks to a mix of Brasilian creativity friends. Those were two and ½ wonderful weeks filled with walking, wandering and making presentations in the 3 cities. I walked beaches, wandered through several parks, toured museums & several parts of Recife, Aracaju and San Paolo After returning from Brasil in August I traveled to Geneva Park, a YMCA camp 3 hrs north of Toronto to be part of the 10 th Mindcamp. The park is surrounded by water on 3 sides and is heavily forested. People came from Canada (mostly) some from the US and some from Europe. It was a beautiful place to walk each day from sunrise to sunset. In October I flew once again to South Africa to wander, travel and to be part of 3 creativity conferences that friends put on: 18 th ACRE, 7 th ACRE Edn and 1 st ACRE-Namibia. After the program in Namibia 3 friends and I traveled to Swakopmund, Namibia on the Atlantic Ocean coast where we wandered around and played on quad bikes on giant dunes. In South Africa I walked beautifully residential landscaped streets, cable-carred to the top of a mountain, climbed mountains. After the conferences I spent 7 days with friends at their beautiful Casa Lee and Casablanca wedding and events country estates enjoying the area and great meals.

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4 me getting ready to ride the dunes on a quad bike with 3 friends

5 posing with the 50+ ABA staff after my ½ day workshop in Recife, Brasil at their headquarters

6 Kobus Neethling and I as he is handing me a plaque. Notice the reminders of my fall at Klein Kariba

7 view of part of Out of Africa where we held the 1 st ACRE in Namibia

8 sample view of animals at Glen Afric where Lynn & Kobus Vermaak took me for a surprise Sunday Bruch

9 Girl Scout Headquarters site of 9 th Florida Creativity Weekend

10 Opening Night session of 18 th ACRE at Klein Kariba

11 entrance to Klein Kariba where 18 th ACRE and 7 th ACRE Edn Conferences were held.

12 view of one of the venues at Out of Africa at the 1 st ACRE Namibia

13 view of the daily Flea Market in front of our hotel in Swakopmund, Namibia

14 view one of the bommas at Casa Lee where we ate dinner on Monday.

15 montage of the speakers at 2012 FCW in Sarasota.

16 view of the WELCOME dinner held for the international presenters for the 3 ACRE conferences.

17 one dining area at Casablanca

18 my first special breakfast at Casa Lee served on my patio at my chalet for the week.

19 sample classroom scene at 2012 SRCUS, a conference I have presented at every years since 1980

20 sample photo of one of the hundreds of crocs we saw at the Croc Ranch we toured in Namibia near Out of Africa

21 one of the idea generation rooms at the Aha Idea Catalyst Centre at Casa Lee

22 my lunch in Recife, Brasil with Francisco and Eduardo from ABA at their favorite country club.

23 view of the Conservatory at the UGA/GA Botanical Gardens outside of Athens, GA

24 tracks in the sand along the Oconee River in Athens at the GA Botanical Gardens

25 view from the cable car coming down from one of the mountains near the dam west of Pretoria, South Africa

26 courtyard at Out of Africa just outside of my Rm #5.

27 sample view of one of the many garden areas at Casa Lee and Casablanca east of Pretoria, SA

28 feeding elephants at Glen Afric where we had Sunday Brunch

29 old train tressel east of downtown Athens, GA near Mommas Po Boy restaurant I go to for a special breakfast treat some times.

30 Mommas Po Boy Peach French Toast, 1 st course.

31 my view during our ride on quad bikes in the giant dunes near Swakopmund, Namibia

32 me at the knee of Nelson Mandela in the courtyard of a giant mall in Sandton, a suburb of Johannesburg.

33 view of my FULL breakfast on my patio of my chalet at Casa Lee

34 here the 4 of us are making a stop during our quad bike ride Me, Nico, Ed, Annalie

35 here I am with friend: Tim Hurson from Toronto after we gave our talks at the monthly Creativity Cafe meeting with our rewards of fancy cupcakes

36 at the main entrance of Glen Afric near the dam west of Pretoria, SA

37 another of the wonderful meals I was treated to in Brasil.

38 interior view of my chalet at Casa Lee.

39 sample FULL breakfast at the Guesthouse at 314 Clarke where stay for a few days in Pretoria each year.


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