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When you cannot weight any longer.

i think this is my most embarrassing photo ever [and for me, that's saying a lot]. i call it my fat face photo and i keep it to remind me of a time when my face was about as wide as it was long. This is me in Umtata in 2002 and clearly it wasn't an epidemic of weighty proportions, because by Umtata 2003 i'm looking pretty healthy and average sized again...       [...]

Drinks on me: almost the end of a year of not drinking alcohol

A year of not drinking alcohol... completed in something like twenty days time... Felt like a good time to check in and let you know how it's been and invite you to join me on a different Giving Up adventure in 2018 - WAIT!!! COME BACK HERE! So why'd i give it up [for those of you who might have missed that detail]? Well, i just did really. No big story. No struggle with alcohol [...]

By | 2017-12-12T10:31:23+00:00 December 12th, 2017|activities, reflections|0 Comments

A New Normal for 2018

i have an invitation for you... Much like i've started speaking about Christmas a little early so that we can be intentional about putting plans and traditions into effect before the fact, i want to take a look at this whole going into the New Year thing. i've never been a huge fan of the whole New Year's Resolutions' vibe, because my understanding of how they work is that you make a bunch of promises [...]

By | 2017-11-07T09:02:34+00:00 November 7th, 2017|activities, Food and foodlike things, inspire-ations, life|0 Comments

So what should we men do with #MeToo

It's been a week of #MeToo tags and stories and commentaries all over social media. i hope men have taken note as a lot of the sharing and commenting has been done by women. i hope that enough men have read my The Invisible Men post and started to think about who these men are that are doing these things that so many women have voiced. While many others have been unable to voice. i [...]

The invisible men

Where have all the bad men gone? i know i'm not friends with any of them, because none of my friends have come forward with a #MeToo signifying they were the perpetrator and not the victim. In case you're not sure what we're talking about, this is a response to a Twitterer campaign that went viral after actor Alyssa Milano posted this tweet: If you’ve been sexually harassed or assaulted write ‘me too’ as a [...]

Have you ever thought of becoming a Travel Blogger?

I miss flying. Long distance flying in particular, because of the opportunity it gives me to catch up on movies I might have missed. Catchup movies and small bottles of spirited alcohol are the things my flights are made of. Yet I am not sure when, or if, I will ever fly again. The choices Val and I have made around money as we try to wrestle with and understand the situation of great wealth [...]

By | 2017-10-16T10:00:10+00:00 October 16th, 2017|activities|7 Comments

Is it okay to name and shame? [Facebook Poll results]

Is it okay to name and shame a person online? For example when someone has said or done something hugely sexist or racist, does the world need to know? That was part of the conversation we had yesterday. In the light of the controversial Dove ad and the Harvey Weinstein accusations. Locally, i am thinking of the Penny Sparrow incident of comparing black beachgoers to monkeys and internationally there have been the repeated cases against [...]

By | 2017-10-10T09:09:00+00:00 October 10th, 2017|activities, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|0 Comments

Let’s make this Christmas the best one yet

Those who know me well know that one of the ways i count the success of a year is how late in the year i hear my first Christmas Carol [holding thumbs - still not there!] But looks like i am the 'there is always one' this time around as we have barely crawled our way into October and i am already bringing up Christmas? Well, i know not everyone is a champion leave-it-all-for-the-night-before-and-then-go-on-a-panic-shopping-spree guy [...]

Join me and give up ____ in 2018

A long time ago - in this galaxy -  gave up Coke [the drink] and chocolate for a year. Before that i used to drink about 500ml Coke every 2 or 3 days, and me and chocolate! The Coke was quite easy and after that year i found that i had developed an anti-taste for Coke and even today rarely drink it, except perhaps after a sporting event or at a party if there is [...]

By | 2017-10-06T07:22:38+00:00 October 6th, 2017|activities, challenges, Food and foodlike things|1 Comment

Let them bear guns

As Marie Antoinette once famously said, "Let them bear guns" although, to be fair, there was quite a loud howling gale of wind at the time she said it and so history has mistakenly recorded her words as "let them eat cake" which is what those at the back of the crowd swear that they heard. A slightly more true story is that after the recent tragic shooting in Las Vegas and some conversations about [...]

By | 2017-10-05T09:38:06+00:00 October 5th, 2017|activities, things to wrestle with|8 Comments