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September 28, 2018

And you doing something you don’t want to do.

That’s when your real character shows.

It could be as simple as landing in an impromptu dinner group where you don’t feel like eating or socializing but there you are. For at least a couple of hours.

Remember that rock concert...

September 26, 2018

The question came out of nowhere. What was my subconscious up to now?

I sat. Dumbfounded.

Obviously, I was required to think. Deep thoughts. Happy to share so here we go.

  • What do you do when there are so many things that interest you?

  • How do you trim and prune an...

September 24, 2018

There’s a stretch of road in faraway South Africa that seems to carry on forever.

It’s between Laingsburg and Beaufort West.

It has seen it’s share of near and fatal accidents. Which doesn’t make sense as it stretches straight for mile upon mile upon mile.

I guess that’s...

September 21, 2018

I don’t read.

I inhale the printed word.

Growing up my reading was a problem during school vacations. My parents were farmers. The nearest town and library were forty miles away on a dirt road.

Enter the traveling library. My aunt, on a nearby farm, had a huge empty room...

September 19, 2018

I’ve been struggling -

  • Trying to change my writing voice (after I took ages to find it!)

  • Trying to create a new identity (or something like that.)

Newsflash. I gave up.

I tried to write something meaningful. Deeply philosophical. Gave it lots and lots of mind-...

September 17, 2018

(Joan Geiger.)

I belong to a closed group called Blessed is She. Every morning I get a short e-mail written by one of our members.

I always read them.

  • Because they are short.

  • Because they speak to me as a woman.

  • Because they deal with every day real life iss...

September 14, 2018

Why oh why can’t I practice what I preach?

Why is it so easy to tell others what they should do but I can’t do it myself?

And what brought on this revelation on this fine morning?

As I sit here going deeper and deeper down that rabbit hole.

Alice in Wonderland has nothing...

September 12, 2018

I stood staring at my not inconsiderate pile of “to be read” books. I needed something light. Preferably with a little mystery. A twist in the tail. And set somewhere in the British Isles.

I just finished a mystery which left me with a “meh” feeling.

A delightful protago...

September 10, 2018

(And a little red-haired girl.)

It’s a ninety-three-year-old tradition.

People come from far and wide to watch the wild ponies swim.

The small, sturdy and shaggy horses on Assateague Island in Virginia.

They have adapted to their environment by eating the local dune and ma...

September 7, 2018

(Or is it inside out?)

I feel like a ball of yarn my cat got hold of.

It started as a flurry of Facebook posts. Of my mission to hug a stranger a day. After asking permission, of course.

Then I felt called to dive deeper and explore. This I called my, blog article:My Jabb...

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