About brettfish

Brett Fish is a lover of life, God, tbV [the beautiful Valerie] and owns the world's most famous stuffed dolphin, No_bob (who doesn't bob). He believes that we are all responsible for making the world a significantly better place for everyone.

the question of anger

What do we do with anger on the internet? It's five days later and i have found writing part II of this anger piece pretty difficult. Part I dealt with Jesus and His take on anger and violence which was, in essence, a book study, and so pretty straightforward - this is what i read, this is how i interpret it... while now we are talking about people and a thousand of them so different [...]

Dear Fish: What do we do with the anger?

i received an email from a friend of mine on Facebook who is asking some questions that relate quite strongly to some stuff i have been giving a lot of thought to, especially this last week. i think it's a bit of a minefield, to be honest. But i also think it's high time we stepped into this one: Morning 😊 I've been thinking about ANGER and VIOLENCE. I think that so many people dismiss [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #RhymeAnApology

Not everyone feels like they have the skills of a poet. But everyone has had to give an apology at some time... so we decided to give you all a chance at letting out your inner Suess as we attempted to #RhymeAnApology [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in [...]

By | 2017-08-15T15:25:28+00:00 August 15th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Different strokes

So yesterday i visited my first ever stroke victim's support group.  i should perhaps clarify up front that i have not had a stroke. My friend Stephanie runs the group and invited me to come and check it out after i had an encounter with a stroke victim at the clinic she runs speech therapy at, which led to this status last week: i walked into a clinic today to drop a book off for [...]

By | 2017-08-15T12:25:30+00:00 August 15th, 2017|activities, heroes or heroic moments, inspire-ations|1 Comment

What the world needs now, is mentors, sweet mentors

"What a chop!" "What a flippin punk!" "Oi!"  These are statements i utter in my brain space, and sometimes out loud, when young people who i know are passionate and committed to the cause of racism interruption and poverty transformation and reconciliation and restitution jump on to social media and act like... well, like teenagers really, little kids on a bad day. And it happens a lot. To be fair, i imagine i inspire my [...]

By | 2017-08-15T09:05:40+00:00 August 14th, 2017|activities, inspire-ations|1 Comment

21 votes of confidence

Jacob Zuma is still the president. Not too many surprises there i don't think, although the 21 vote margin may have been a lot closer than many people suspected. But it certainly was no Brexit or Trump sideswipe [maybe we're saving that for 2019!] and the result of the vote of no confidence certainly revealed some things. While we try to figure out what that means and doesn't mean, here is a repeat of yesterday's [...]

By | 2017-08-09T07:48:29+00:00 August 9th, 2017|activities, positive ideas for change, South Africa|0 Comments

No Confidence in the No Confidence

When i hear the words 'secret ballot' i immediately change them to 'secret ballet' and feel like there is some kind of underground mysterious quite-possibly-Russian dance extravaganza happening that i wasn't invited to. And will there or won't there be need for the traditional tutu? But then i hear that it's a No confidence vote in the president, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma and i instantly realise that his middle name is a lot more creative than mine, [...]

i made it all up [again!]

Sometimes lying can be fun. Last week i was part of two of the three shows that Improguise - Cape Town's longest running show and Improv group - put on at the Alexander Bar. Both shows were the first time i had taken part in the specific format and one of the formats - On The Couch - was the first time Improguise had tried this brand new style of show. And they were both [...]

By | 2017-08-07T09:19:39+00:00 August 7th, 2017|Uncategorized|0 Comments

The better Coloured/Black/Indian: an outsider’s perspective

The other day i started a series looking at the concept or idea of 'The better coloured/black/indian'. i am still hoping to share a few more stories on it as they come in, but i think it has already been useful in helping some white people to become aware of its existence and hopefully get some more helpful conversations and actions going. As a white person it is important to note that while i don't [...]

By | 2017-08-03T10:17:14+00:00 August 3rd, 2017|race vibes, things to wrestle with|0 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #BadFirstDateLocations

First dates are all about making that good first impression and so we asked you to put your heads together to come up with some places that may not be the best for that. And you did! #WellOfCourseYouDidDontBeRidiculous [The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6am EDT] an inspired and growing number of brilliant, creative and absolutely fun people from all around the world take part in what is called [...]