Monthly Archives: August 2017


Thought for the Day 31 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 31 August 2017 I was in my garden this morning and I realized that it was warm and the tress were starting to show new leaf growth. My brain immediately dredged up a silly jingle I knew as a kid, and that is my thought for today: “Spring is sprung, the grass is riz. I wonder where the birdies is?” It’s really odd how the mind works, but the jingle is […]


Flash Fiction 44 – Nightmare

Morning all. Hope you had a great weekend. I have no news on the writing front because I have been busy with other things since the end of June. Most of my time has been spent on research towards a possible new business venture. It’s early days, so if it comes to anything I’ll let you know. Meanwhile, here is the Flash Fiction story for this week. It’s called Nightmare. Read all the Flash Fiction […]


Thought for the Day 24 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 24 August 2017 Many of you may have heard of Abraham Maslow, who originated the Maslow Hierarchy of needs in the 1940’s. This hierarchy is most often used by behavior theorists to explain motivation. But Maslow also had a less known idea called the “law of the instrument”, which is also called “Maslow’s Hammer”. This idea is paraphrased in my thought for today as: “If the only tool you have is […]


Flash Fiction 43 – Now you See it

Afternoon, everybody. Welcome to the first ‘Flash Monday’. Here is the story for today. It’s called Now you See it. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please send a message via Contact Dave. I’d really like to hear from you. The more you feedback to me, the better I will be able to […]


Thought for the Day 18 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 18 August 2017 “Thoughtful Thursday” usurped Friday’s title yesterday. So I had “Frantic Thursday” instead. Today I must therefore put “Frantic Friday” back in its box and do “Thoughtful Friday”. (For one week only I hope!) But yesterday’s experience got me thinking about how difficult it is to stick to plans, no matter how well you develop them. Something else always seems to come up that has to be done right […]


Flash Fiction Post 42 – A Ghost Story

Afternoon, all. I have been advised by someone who knows much more than I do about Social Media that I am posting too much content. She says I am in danger of alienating the very readers that I wish to attract. She advises that I continue with Flash Fiction once a week but reduce my thoughts to once a week only. All other infrequent post types will obviously take place as and when they are […]


Thought for the Day 9 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 9 August 2017 After the vote, yesterday, I feel vindicated at my opinion that politicians are a waste of space, time and oxygen. Yet again the ANC made the wrong decision in supporting a corrupt and dangerous impediment to their own future. They seem incapable of understanding that following a party line is not a sign of solidarity if the party line is indefensible – it is a sign of downright […]


Flash Fiction Post 41 – The Discovery

Morning, everybody. Here is the Flash Fiction story for this week. It is called The Discovery. Read all the Flash Fiction stories and “Thoughts for the Day” on Dave’s Blog. If you have any questions, or suggestions or ideas for topics for Flash Fiction, please send a message via Contact Dave. I’d really like to hear from you. The more you feedback to me, the better I will be able to provide the reading experiences […]


Thought for the Day 8 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 8 August 2017 I’m feeling like a failure as a predictor of events. I got the winners of the Super Rugby Final and the SA vs England test wrong. And, I was sure the Speaker of the House would decide against a secret ballot in the vote of no confidence in Jacob Zuma. I’m very tempted to predict that the vote in the ballot will be resoundingly against the vote of […]


Thought for the Day 7 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 7 August 2017 I remember well, the lead up to the 1994 first democratic elections in South Africa. Nelson Mandela had been released and he and his leaders, with the cooperation and support of F.W de Klerk’s government, had created an unrivaled feeling of optimism in the country. The slogan “The Rainbow Nation’ had embraced the idea of a multi-racial, multi-cultural environment, which would harness the synergies of all people working […]


Thought for the Day 4 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 4 August 2017 Today I was wondering what makes the difference between winners and losers. Obviously, being a sports fan, I am looking forward to the last Test Match between SA and England at cricket and the Super Rugby final between the Lions and the Crusaders. All four teams have their share of great players and, on their day, I think any winner is possible. SA and England have both won […]


Thought for the Day 2 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 2 August 2017 First of all here are the answers to yesterday’s puzzles. Puzzle 1: I’ve got two jugs: A) 11 liter, B) 6 liter. How can I measure out exactly 9 liters? Solution Puzzle 1: 12 steps Step:                     1              2              3              4              5              6              7              8              9              10           11 11 Liter jug           11           5              5              0              11           10           10            4              4              0              11 6 liter jug              0              6             0              5              5              […]


Thought for the Day 1 August, 2017

Thought for the Day 1 August 2017 Today I thought that you should do some thinking so I found some puzzles. Puzzle 1: I’ve got two jugs: A) 11 liter, B) 6 liter. How can I measure out exactly 9 liters? Puzzle 2: On a dark night Bert and Betty were sitting together. Bert was watching a soccer match on TV while his wife Betty was reading a novel. Suddenly the power went out and […]