As folks wander…

As folks wander randomly

On a long-lost street

My thoughts sit idle

But not asleep.

More has happened this day

Than could have happened in a night.

The pain travels longer

But is never out of sight.

The morning sun brings hope

Even to a distant land

But only if it shines

Near the place where I stand.

About This Place…

"This website is dedicated to the many people of the Democratic Republic of the Congo who have suffered and died."


The writer was a journalist, prosecutor, and Canadian soldier who is now trying to help the people who live in the DR Congo.


The photographs and the commentary here are solely those of the writer and his pet dog named "Bark." The United Nations and MONUSCO have nothing to do with this website.

Similarly, the township of Puskokum in eastern Tennessee is equally not interested.