Before and after

I love Easter! The chocolate. The hot cross buns*. The long weekend with TWO extra days. The Autumn weather here in South Africa. The list can be much longer but let’s focus on the principal reason and a new reason. The principal reason is obvious and eclipses all the others completely and utterly. I love …

There is some good in rolling blackouts

I live in Johannesburg; South Africa and it is March 2019. This means that I live in a place and at a time where we are experiencing the worst rolling power cuts in the history of our country. (We call it load shedding.) Our national grid is under unprecedented pressure and a complete, country-wide blackout …

Monday Motivation: a good story

One day the story of your life will be told. Now is not the time to tell it. Now is the time to write it. Be a good writer! A good story, whether a novel or a movie, needs intrigue, a captivating plot that keeps you guessing as to what will happen next. We often …