I’ve stumbled on a major human truth in the last year or so. Anyone who’s had children will know that long before the children start talking they’re able to dance and move to a beat. My own child was no different. Long before uttering her first words she was bobbing her body to music. Before … Continue reading Human Truth Dancing Before Your Eyes
It’s been said by many smarter than myself that two of the strongest human emotions are fear and love. Nothing makes this more relevant than being a parent. I think the late great Christopher Hitchens hit the nail on the head when he said “To be the father of growing daughters is to understand something … Continue reading What Fatherhood Teaches You
Johannesburg traffic is everything they say it is, and more. Above all else there are three observations I make about traffic in this city on an almost daily basis. Firstly, I sometimes get this suspicion that traffic is something of a living thing picking up some sort of karmic energy. The reason I say this … Continue reading Fear and Loathing on Johannesburg Roads
A few weeks ago I was on a plane travelling from Johannesburg to East London. In the row in front of me were three young men, probably around the age of early university. I didn’t take too much note of them until we began commencing our descent, and I had to put my laptop away. … Continue reading The Dumbing Down of Society – Who is to Blame?
Graduation Speech - Cape Town (29 July 2016) We’re here today to honour the graduates sitting in front of me, and we’re here today in the name of education. I can’t think of anything more worthy of celebration in a young person’s life than educational achievements such as this. The unfortunate thing about the term … Continue reading Never Stop Learning
Here are some things that, for me at least, have become more clear around the age of 30. It’s quite a shock when you realise the sport that you’re watching, be it football, rugby or cricket, involves mainly men who are younger than you, some as much as 10 years younger. You know who your … Continue reading 24 things you realise at 30
A lot of people thought I was a little crazy when they learned of my plans to travel across the country for 12 days on my own, leaving my wife at home. It wasn’t in anything they said as such, but more in what they didn’t say. As in no, ‘Oh great’ / ‘That’s awesome’ … Continue reading Dust, Rust and Wanderlust