did your cellphone date reset overnight?

i haven’t overslept in years. i’ve struggled to get out of bed, and had to rush. but i haven’t, in many many years, woken up 15 minutes after i was meant to be at work… and that is what happened today. the basic reason is quite simple: the alarm didn’t go off, because the “workday”…

RIP Michael Jackson and Farah Fawcett

it is ingrained in me to support the underdog. the one who doesn’t get as much support or recognition as the others. my instinct therefore is to make sure that the death of farah fawcett is not completely over-shadowed by that of michael jackson. but i can’t keep it up for long. hell, if i’m…

verbal assault with intent to do generational harm

beware, my ancestors, beware. she is onto us. she has vowed to catch me if she can. she swung her weapon to within a foot of me, and only quick dash into a chemist’s saved me. this time. it started casually enough, shoppers perusing the wine shelf on a saturday afternoon, for the best wine…

which of your senses?

if you had to give up one of your senses, which would be the most difficult one to lose? for me, taste or touch would be the easiest; the difficult choice comes with being blind, deaf or mute. it’s a tough choice to decide between one of those 3. it probably boils down to a…

cape talk radio – it’s back!

i’m so happy… after 2 months of owning my new (second hand) car, i can finally listen to cape talk again 🙂 it really is my preferred station while driving, and i’ve missed it. my car didn’t have an aerial, so there was very poor reception (except on rqiny days on the freeway… honestly…). it’s…

has education become so bad?

i have the joy of looking after our students at work – something i really do enjoy it. most of the time. i had an e-mail from a german client last week, who sells south africa as a destination, expressing surprise that it is winter in south africa now. “because we’re going into summer, and…