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What i am Reading: The Art of Possibility

i just finished reading The Art of Possibility by Benjamin Zander and Rosamund Stone Zander.  While a lot of the work in this book echoes the "Yes, Let's!" principles of Improv that i have been playing around with for 20 plus years, i found the principles and story-telling to be quite inspiring. This is definitely a book i would recommend. No surprise really that the short stories - and there are many of them [...]

Seeking character in a broken fridge magnet

How do you grow or lose character? It took two moments on our recent Kruger trip to find out. Character and integrity are often found and lost in what may seem to be the small moments. Breaking Point It was the last night of our recent trip to the Kruger National Animal Park. We had decided that we would enjoy our final meal at the restaurant so we didn't have to bother with making [...]

By |2021-03-01T08:54:13+02:00Mar 1st, 2021|Justice issues, reflections|5 Comments

Vaccines: Friend or Chip?

My friend Ciandri, from the Twitterer, agreed to write a little something on vaccines for people like me who don't know all that much when it comes to that. My name is Ciandri Zinserling, but please call me Cici (unless you're a home affairs official or my angry mother). I graduated with a Bsc. in Genetics and Microbiology from the University of the Witwatersrand. I enjoy learning new things through books, travel and people. [...]

Kruger Park revisited

What a gift and a privilege it is to go to the Kruger National Park. Something the majority of South Africans won't get to do their whole lives. And how do you hold that thought while you decide to spend the money it will take to choose to go and spend a week there? To find out the answer to that one, you will need to sit with me and a cup of coffee [...]

By |2021-02-23T11:35:06+02:00Feb 23rd, 2021|activities, adventures|3 Comments

Black people can – and cannot – be racist!

i have found that racism definitions can often create a bit of a problem... Can a black person be racist? Yes, absolutely. And also, no, not at all!  This question comes up a lot and i'm not sure i have actually answered it on my blog but i thought it might be helpful to at least give it a try. This is how i understand this question. Two Definitions The biggest problem which i [...]

When church, christianity and christians let you down…

Have you taken a moment away from church, christianity, and religion to simply focus for a moment on Jesus? Pandemic time, and i would probably add American election time, has been a hard one for christians.  How do you continue to follow God when the world is on fire? When church leaders around the world are being exposed for secret, often devastating sins? When churches fight tooth and nail to keep Sunday meetings happening [...]

By |2021-02-01T09:43:51+02:00Feb 1st, 2021|bible things, change the world, church, God stuff|1 Comment

Are you making anti-racist disciples?

Have you considered making anti-racist disciples? This is something we don't hear too much about. When we hear the term 'disciples' we might think religious context and christianity in particular. The last recorded command we have from Jesus was: 'Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptising them... and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you.'  But there is definitely something in there worth paying attention to, even if you are [...]

A Few Good Anti-Racism Resources

Are you looking for some helpful anti-racism resources?  In some ways, this Pandemic time has been helpful to those of us who have been looking to learn about race and anti-racism. For many people there has been a lot more time and so opportunity to be reading more, to be discovering new writers and speakers, to engage in more conversations with people as well as attend webinars on helpful topics. There has also been [...]

The Little Garden That Could: Revisited

Ready for an update on the Community Garden that continues to grow and thrive? It has been 10 days since i shared the story about The Little Garden That Could. That feels way too recent to be writing any more about it. And yet so much has happened. If you are following me on Instagram, you will know that i have already made five different posts about the garden, which is a lot in [...]

Bernie memes part II

You'd think after a week of Epic Bernie memes that we would be all Bernie'd out... But there were SO MANY of them and so many of them were SO GOOD that every day i am discovering some more that feel like they should jump into my Top 3 and with one or two exceptions, it's not wise to say 'My Best Berne Meme' because you know five minutes later it will be replaced. [...]

By |2021-01-24T11:02:49+02:00Jan 24th, 2021|Creative Vibes, fun, poems and other creativity|0 Comments
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