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Please don’t choose suicide – You matter!

Before I start, I have a request.  To my parents and older children, please don’t read this, you don’t need to, and it is of no relevance to you.  I am tackling this subject because I am hoping that it will strike a chord with a specific person.  I feel that I would be out of line to contact her ... Read More »

Boksburg Post office – delivering filth, fear and intimidation

Safe at home now, I still feel shaken by events this morning.  I am not easily frightened.  Today I felt vulnerable and afraid.  I also felt disappointed that a situation turned hostile when it had the potential for citizens and a state institution to work to common good. Let me start at the beginning, I am branch secretary for the DA (Democratic ... Read More »

Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre

Animal Rehabilitation Centres stir mixed emotions.  The nature of their existence both tragic and heartwarming.  Being reminded of the wholesale destruction of habitat and wildlife engineered by humans, clouds the sunshine of my day.  Still, we need to be aware, ignoring tragedy only allows evil to gain more territory.  At Moholoholo Animal Rehabilitation Centre a small team dedicate their lives ... Read More »

HUGO – THE MOVIE

In December I was enchanted by the book The Invention of Hugo Cabret.  This week, we found time to watch the movie, Hugo.  Previously this had slipped under my radar despite winning an Oscar. This was the first family movie which we have watched together (over 2 nights).  Parts probably went over Acacia’s 4-year-old head, but she still enjoyed it.  ... Read More »

2 WEEKS AS A NON-SMOKER

For two weeks my blue lighter has rattled around partnerless in my handbag.  For a long time, low energy levels and a general feeling of fogginess, had me thinking of quitting smoking.  I also begrudged the time and mental space which smoking occupied in my life.  The time was nearing to say goodbye to my old friend. On return from ... Read More »

SANRAL have overlooked those who wanted to pay e-tolls

SANRAL have a long list of problems. I wonder, do they recognise the dilemma of the un-tagged motorists who want to pay but can’t. There are drivers who are not tagged out of sheer defiance, flipping SANRAL the bird with a grin. There are another group who would like to pay, but they don’t want an e-tag. They refuse to ... Read More »

Discovering Gotye and the fact that I’m an old fool

Last week I suffered insomnia, my mind in ecstasy and turmoil after discovering Gotye through the masterpiece ‘Somebody that I used to know’.  Why would breathtaking genius depress me on one level ?  This song was released in 2011, it is now 2015, it topped charts, it won a friggin’ grammy, and I was oblivious!  Years ago I developed such ... Read More »