#NotOnOurWatch

i speak a lot about #NotOnOurWatch and thought it deserved a post. Interrupting Racism As a white person, i hold to a daily #NotOnOurWatch commitment when it comes to racism. This is a commitment i make every morning when i get up to interrupt racism wherever i see it. There are a few things that come to mind: Every Day - not simply when i feel like it, which is not a lot of [...]

5 Ways to Improve your World during Lockdown

Are you ready to improve your world? We are all responding to lockdown in different ways. But some people are really using this time well, as they have the means and the capacity. So i wanted to share a few ideas for you to consider [and pass on - please consider hitting SHARE and inviting your people to join in as well]. Some you might already be doing, but maybe there is something here [...]

By |2020-07-07T13:18:47+02:00Jul 7th, 2020|#NotOnOurWatch, 40 Tips, activities, inspire-ations|3 Comments

Stay at home! And keep your people with you!

The summary of this post is pretty much going to be: Stay at home and wear a mask when you absolutely have to go out! There will likely be some reference to the 'Don't be a Dick' wall-hanging in my man cave that was the most amazing gift from my family-in-law a year or so ago. The two are not so far removed from each other. It will come with anecdotal urgings, such as [...]

By |2020-07-06T09:42:14+02:00Jul 6th, 2020|activities, shtupidt people, world news|0 Comments

Character Stories for Children: A transition…

It's time to catch you up on the happenings of our Character Stories for Children kids YouTube channel.  i see that my first post about the channel happened the day after April Fool's Day. But this was no joke. We had just gone into Lockdown and it felt like this might be a particularly tough time for parents of young children. So first up i gathered together a whole list of different activities and [...]

From the Bottom Up: the importance of offline activism

How important is offline activism? i spend a lot of time on Social Media dealing with issues of race and poverty and injustice. The hope is to share and engage and challenge and invite people to explore different areas where their lives could be better. Most of this relates to areas where i am trying to listen and learn and engage and wrestle at the same time. i might know or have discovered some [...]

40 Character Stories for Children/Kinders/Abantwana

Character Stories for Children will have presented 40 stories by the end of this week... What started out as a little dream and a conversation with some Improv friends has grown into a beautiful little family of wacky characters. Strange and interestingly quirky people who arrive at around 3pm every afternoon to share a story, poem or song with the young [and not so young!] children who are stuck in lockdown. Last week we [...]

By |2020-05-13T14:52:45+02:00May 13th, 2020|activities, Character Stories for Children, fun|0 Comments

A visit to the Strandfontein site…

i was given an opportunity to visit the Strandfontein site yesterday where around 2000 homeless people are being held.  On Good Friday i had written this post about Strandfontein which had gained a fair amount of traction. Based on stories i had heard from people who are very well connected to some of the people who were at the site and also some articles i read and videos i watched. So when a friend [...]

A channel is born

And after a dramatic YouTube 2 minute countdown, the 'Character Stories for Children' channel was born. Born? Do YouTube channels get born. i mean, i guess it was conceived about five days ago... Based on a character i have dabbled with called Erik [with a K] who speaks/shouts people's favourite poems or stories at them with a bad German'ish accent. i had an idea to create some stories for children stuck at home during [...]

Character Stories for Children

i don't have children. But i know a lot of people who do. Many who i really really like!  Which is one of the reasons i came up with the idea of Character Stories for Children #CSC i used to have a character called Erik [with a K] who would read poems and stories in a bad shouty german accent [my nieces in particular love my bad shouty german accent and so it definitely [...]

Even more ideas for parents during lockdown times

In South Africa, the lockdown is T minus two days... Parents of young children have a long twenty-one days ahead of them. Although around the world there are many places where children are at home and many adults are at home and so coming up with ideas becomes a challenge. Fortunately we got you covered. The past few days i have collected A LOT of ideas of different things for children and families to [...]

By |2020-03-24T16:33:15+02:00Mar 24th, 2020|activities, inspire-ations, local news|0 Comments
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