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A Contradictory Life

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Retro QWERTY: Typewriter love

“Much as I like owning a Rolls-Royce, I could do without it. What I could not do without is a typewriter, a supply of yellow second sheets and the time to put them to good use.” – John O’Hara I share these same sentiments, although I prefer a car which is less – um – … Continue reading

An empty achievement

How wonderful it is that nobody need wait a single moment before starting to improve the world. – Anne Frank I really enjoyed the first Run Jozi 10km event so when it was announced that entries for the next one were open I immediately entered. At 8:30 am I was meant to meet a few friends … Continue reading

Taking back the streets – a random juxtaposition

 You are a human being. You have rights inherent in that reality. You have dignity and worth that exists prior to law. – Lyn Beth Neylon This morning driving to work I became stuck in protests happening in Kya Sands, Johannesburg. My initial reaction was fury and complete irritation. How dare these maniacs run down the roads … Continue reading

One year of being a working girl – not that kind luckily!

The best way to appreciate your job is to imagine yourself without one. – Oscar Wilde Yesterday was my one year working birthday! I baked a cake and everything 🙂 You have got to celebrate the small things. Actually, this was not a “small” achievement. 2011 was one of my toughest years and the last thing I want … Continue reading

An existentialist crisis?

unbeing dead isn’t being alive – e.e cummings Wikipedia (my high-school teachers will CRINGE at the thought of me using this site as a reference!) defines Existentialism as; “a term applied to a school to a school of 19th and 20th-century philosophers who, despite profound doctrinal differences, shared the belief that philosophical thinking begins with the human … Continue reading

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