I am tempted to tell you that I will do and be as you would like me to [do and be] just so you would stay because it is the easy route to take but that would render me inauthentic and out of integrity. Therefore, as we stand at an intersection, I must turn one…… Continue reading The right thing
It is the 5th day of the month, of the new year, and although I managed to work on my laptop for a couple of hours yesterday, the holiday bug is still in my system. Nevertheless, it should not mean no blogging so I decided that there is nothing wrong with mobile phone blogging. Without…… Continue reading Setting up 2018
To care or not to care? I took one of those Facebook quizzes. Apparently, I am the caregiver! I am the “mother figure: the selfless caregiver and helper”. Me? Caregiver? Never! Back in the good ol’ days, the quiz’s result wouldn’t have been so incredulous as I was naive and gullible. I was even a…… Continue reading Do I care?
Some time between birth and death, we discover that there are certainties in life that we can proudly claim to know. Similarly, during our existence, we eventually have to admit to being doubtful about a few things that we encounter in life. Perhaps, a number of us will question more than have conviction. I am…… Continue reading Doubts and Certainties
“He is who he is because he is. She is who she is because she is. They are who they are because they are. I am who I am because I am.” I think – I always think, like a magnet for rumination – that I have the inclination to worry about what others think…… Continue reading In no position to judge
Today, despite the sum total of everything that has happened to me so far in South Africa, as a naturalized South African, currently ongoing taxi strike included, not forgetting how I feel about them, I realized that I am proud to be South African. It’s not something I express openly because I know that at…… Continue reading Proudly South African despite #TaxiStrike
The year was 2000. The month was July. It hasn’t been one of my favorite months. Apart from the fact that it’s winter in the southern hemisphere, it really has not been great for me for a number of years in the past. Oh well, c’est la vie! Que sera sera… I have such a…… Continue reading Survival strategy in 2000 that still works (maybe)