“I’m sorry YOU were offended.”

"Sorry guys, did not realise it would be offensive."  [Brett gives explanation of why it is offensive] "Brett. let's end the issue right there." = = = = = = = = = = This was the end of an exchange in a WhatsApp group that took place this morning. Yup, while you guys are coffeeing and breakfasting, this is how i choose to start my day. It is a sports team WhatsApp and certain [...]

There’s a new podcast in town [almost]: Preview of Stuff Hitting Fans

i have a friend called Wayne Eaves. i'm a big fan. Wayne has been an incredible encouragement, in particular, this last year as he manages to get the timing perfectly right to send me an irreverent cartoon or a hilarious video clip or challenging article about life and faith and the world. He nails it pretty much every time and he knows just where to push the buttons. Most importantly Wayne keeps it real. i [...]

By |2018-07-17T14:08:40+00:00July 17th, 2018|positive ideas for change, Words and things|0 Comments

Old dogs…

The other day i spent about an hour learning how to add some videos and subscriber links to the end of my videos. Not rocket scientistry and i'm sure the moves i learnt are pretty basic and can be done much better by the pros but you can check out the finished result at the end of my latest Erik [with a k] video, where Erik [with a k] reads the poem Self-Sacrifice by Hanane [...]

By |2018-07-16T08:55:25+00:00July 16th, 2018|challenges, change the world, inspire-ations|0 Comments

Breaking Bread [with Trevor]: On the White Saviour Complex

Trevor and i have not done a Tandem Blog post for a while and so we decided to jump right into this topic of The White Saviour Complex with the rules being five comments per person at around 100 words back and forth until we have a conversation to share. You can see this and more on Trevor's Swart Donkey blog over here (1/10) Trev: Brett, you and I both come from incredibly similar backgrounds. [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #rockpaperscissorsremake

What happens when you take a classic game [in this case Rock, Paper, Scissors] and give it a bit of a revamp? We decided to find out... [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 a Hashtag game. @AFrikkinHashtag [say it out loud] is South Africa’s [...]

Of work and things.

i thought it might be helpful or interesting to some of you who read my blog to know what i am up to. For the longest time i have been largely unemployed - officially since November when the horrible online Christian article platform i was writing for finally pulled the plug after three years, after a last six months of increasingly irritating and unprofessional changes which completely schnied [what a great word!] the writers. So [...]

By |2018-07-10T17:36:07+00:00July 10th, 2018|activities, challenges|0 Comments

A Frikkin Hashtag: #AlternativeUsesForPizza

So while i hate the idea of pineapple on pizza, i have absolutely nothing against people who love pineapple on pizza [weirdos!] but after raiSINs and the non-word 'bae' it probably is the thing i pick on the most as a regular in Hashtagging games. But it's a joke and always has been - despite an unfortunate incident with an old friend who felt like it was a personal attack because of how 'strong' i [...]

By |2018-07-04T11:01:36+00:00July 4th, 2018|fun, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|0 Comments

A quick massage from our sponsors

On Friday i drove to the MyMassage studio in Greenpoint for a massage. A one-hour massage. A free one-hour massage. The very best kind. In fact, if you head over to their website right now [and for the next two weeks or so] you can book your first massage for 50% off which is a super great deal and they have some other package deals that are worth taking a look at. i remember telling [...]

By |2018-07-02T09:07:45+00:00July 2nd, 2018|activities|0 Comments

Words of ‘i don’t hate my skin’

The other day i tried my hand at a kind of spoken word piece with the title, 'i don't hate my skin' which you can watch over here. But i thought some of you might appreciate having a closer look at the words and here they are.   i don't hate my skin - by brett "Fish" anderson   I don’t hate my skin. The thought seems quite ridiculous. How could I possibly hate something [...]

i don’t hate my skin

For some reason this stuff seems to be on my mind. The other day i wrote a poem called 'Whiteness' which you can read over here. And i have a piece that i wrote when i was helping out with an exam the other day while waiting for my learner to write her paper. Which i haven't looked at again, but similar theme. And then i was working on this piece. i would love to [...]