The Need to Create

The Need to Create

I had an interesting conversation with someone recently. On the same trip to Ireland I mentioned last time, I got to chatting to a talented musician who was on the week with us. I had heard him perform the night before we sat down to coffee, and wanted to speak about his music and where […]

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Walls

Walls

I have just come back from 8 days in Northern Ireland. It’s a fascinating place with breath taking natural beauty, friendly people, and, perhaps most famously, a difficult past. For the first couple of days my friend Debs and I went to stay on the stunning north coast, in Europe’s city of culture for 2013; […]

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Egoism to Altruism

Egoism to Altruism

It’s clearer to me than ever that the selfishness of a few are ruining the lives of the many, and what baffles me the most is that you and I do nothing about it. We don’t challenge it or sanction it, and I think it’s because we secretly hope one day we will find ourselves […]

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My White Lie

My White Lie

I’m now back in the UK. The reason I haven’t written for a while is because I was trying to sort my life out. After losing my job in South Africa in May, and struggling to even get an interview for anything new, I decided to make a run for the land of my birth […]

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Keep Walking

Keep Walking

So I haven’t written anything for a bit, but there’s good reason. Let me fill you in. I recently went on leave to the UK. I have never really had a desire to go back, until recently. Something in me wanted to return to the muddy isle and visit my roots, see family, reconnect with […]

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Collective Conscience

Collective Conscience

I’ve been really interested in the reactions to some online videos lately, most noteably the KONY2012 phenomenon. What interests me is that this video has now been touted as the most viral video of all time; not a video of a cat being forced to play the piano, not a video of a celebrity flashing […]

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An Interview (part 2)

An Interview (part 2)

I had Cheryl Ramurath contact me from Joburg recently, and after reading the book she asked to interview me with the view to seeing it published somewhere in the near future. In the meantime I thought I would post it here for those of you who are interested. It’s a bit long so I’m posting […]

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An Interview (part 1)

An Interview (part 1)

I had Cheryl Ramurath contact me from Joburg recently, and after reading the book she asked to interview me with the view to seeing it published somewhere in the near future. In the meantime I thought I would post it here for those of you who are interested. It’s a bit long so I’m posting […]

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The Right to be Happy

The Right to be Happy

I was on Skype with a friend of mine the other night and we were talking about the ups and downs of life, and how it seems it is often full of tragedy and heart ache. No one tells us this. Parents protect us from the harsh side of life. School points us at the […]

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Luxury Problems

Luxury Problems

One of my pet peeves is listening to rich, privileged people complain about their ‘difficult’ lives. I’m talking about people who take 3 or 4 overseas holidays a year complaining about how tired they are, and how they never get a break, when most of the world could never even dream of the luxury of […]

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