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Flash Fiction Post 102 – If at First You Don’t Succeed

Hi Everyone. I returned yesterday from a short trip to Cape Town. Now I’m back in Joburg and enjoying (?) load shedding (Isn’t Eskom useless?) and Water shutdowns for maintenance. What fun we have. Today, I sat down to catch up with all the things that stopped while I was away. My story for this week, is my 12 in 12 entry for September 2018. It’s a futuristic fantasy that had to be 1250 words […]


Thought for the Day – 22 November 2018

Thought for the Day 22 November 2018 I’ve been watching and listening to our South African politicians again. And it seems to me that there are a number of them that believe that ignorance and stupidity can be masked by making more noise than anybody else. If you think carefully you might be able to identify some of these. I caution you to beware of them because theirs is the self-serving politics of distraction. Their […]


Messages to Government Post 5 – Synergistic Consortiums

Hello everyone. Here is my new article in the feature “Messages to Government”. I am, today, focusing on the issues facing South Africa as a nation and what should be done about them. It is a topic, which affects all of us and, clearly, we aren’t doing a very good job of addressing them. I believe we need a radically new and different approach that I am calling Synergistic Consortiums. I hope you find my […]


Thought for the Day – 29 August 2018

Thought for the Day 29 August 2018 I’ve been watching the shenanigans at the metros that have coalitions between normally competing parties and the resulting mess leads me to my thought for today: “Can politicians ever be trusted to put the people they serve first?” Some of you will immediately insist that this is a stupid question – “of course not,” you will answer. Others will rush to defend the poor maligned politicians, saying “they […]


Messages to Government Post 4 – Education

Hello everyone. Here is my new article in the feature “Messages to Government”, I am, today, focusing on a topic which is a real hot button of mine. It is a topic, which often attracts much discussion and argument. And it is very visible at the moment because of South Africa’s widely publicized poor performance in this area. I am of course talking about Education. I particularly hope you find my thoughts penetrating, insightful and […]


Thought for the Day – 22 August 2018

Thought for the Day 22 August 2018 I’ve just read that Cape Town’s dams have reached levels in excess of sixty percent, (Some as high as 90%) the highest levels since 2016. I think that’s great, but it does leave me with a worry that leads to my thought for today: “Will Cape Town be damned by fuller dams?” Sounds like a dumb question, right? I mean, how can they possibly be damned by fuller […]


Thought for the Day 18 August 2018

Thought for the Day 18 August 2018 Last night I tried to watch some TV. After a bit of Currie Cup rugby, I got bored and started to channel hop. Up and down and side to side I went without finding a single thing that attracted any sort of interest so I switched the TV off and went off to find a book to read. So my thought today is: “Is TV content a load […]


Thought for the Day – 9 August 2018

Thought for the Day 9 August 2018 Happy National Women’s Day to all who qualify in this category. And, to the men out there, don’t think you can celebrate this day, talk up a storm about all the things that should be done about issues relating to women and then forget all about this until the same time next year. This leads me to my thought for today: “Public Holidays are a pain in the […]


Messages to Government Post 3 – Human Rights

Hello everyone. Here is my new article in the feature “Messages to Government”, I am, today, focusing on a topic which I believe is largely misrepresented and even misunderstood. At any rate it is a topic, which often attracts much discussion and argument. I don’t expect you to agree with my point of view, but I do expect that you think about it before rejecting it out of hand. It may make you think more […]


Thought for the Day – 2 August 2018

Thought for the Day 2 August 2018 My thought for today is a little random. I was thinking about land redistribution. I believe that it is the right thing to do at a moral level, but I think the idea of land redistribution involves a bigger question. That question is my random thought for today: “For what purpose will the land be used?” Why do I think this question is an important one? First of […]


Messages to Government Post 2 – Innovation

Howzit everyone. As a follow-up in my new feature “Messages to Government”, I am, today, focusing on a topic which I believe is critical for the continuing success of Humanity on earth. The article is called Innovation. Once again, I hope you find it interesting and thought provoking. If you do, please share it, and if you have contacts in Government send it to them as well. Read all the Messages to Government, Flash Fiction […]