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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

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

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+00:00October 6th, 2017|activities, challenges, Food and foodlike things|1 Comment

A little bit of a rANT

World, i need help. i've tried to be strong about this and persevere and last them out, but i think they are starting to win. i'm talking about ants, the ones currently taking over my life. Three days ago, Jaden Smith [son of Will 'Fresh Prince' Smith] took over the internet with a viral video in which he shares some mind-blowing [to him] facts with Vanity Fair that had shaken up his whole life, including [...]

By |2017-03-06T09:45:27+00:00March 6th, 2017|challenges, life, tricky things|2 Comments

Happy Birthday to me: What I Want!

On Wednesday it is my birthday. i am turning 42 which, according to ‘The Hitchkhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy’s Douglas Adams is the answer to the question, ‘What is the Meaning of Life?’ That’s right, i am literally going to be The Meaning of Life… years old.  […]

Writken Word: Take 1

i had this idea for a stream of consciousness kind of Spoken Word vibe but written down with no edits and so what i am going to do in a moment is ask Facebook for a word to get me started - i will pick the third word suggested, whatever it is, and then come back here, write down that word as the heading and then flow a written piece with whatever comes into my [...]

By |2015-12-09T09:02:09+00:00December 9th, 2015|activities, challenges, poems and other creativity|4 Comments

i Stepped Up [and i liked it] – part ii – The Presentation/Presentatie/Présentation

In the previous post i spoke about the process of crafting this presentation, titled ‘Lost in Translation’ that i did last night for the Outliers ‘Step Up’ evening, and here is the talk itself: INTRO Anyone who knows me well, knows that my default talk setting is long [51 minute wedding speech anyone?] and so short is a challenge. But i practised my talk and timed it twice on the day and both times came [...]

By |2015-10-08T07:49:45+00:00October 8th, 2015|activities, challenges, inspire-ations|1 Comment

i Stepped Up [and i liked it] – part i – The Premise

My friend Heidi asked me a few weeks ago if i would be one of the presenters at an event that her organisation ‘Outliers’ was putting on called Step Up. The idea was 9 presenters each given the space for a 10 minute talk using 10 powerpoint slides with a broad theme of Education. Not having too much – in the official sense – to do with Education since i got my Primary School Teacher’s [...]

By |2015-10-08T06:36:28+00:00October 8th, 2015|activities, challenges|2 Comments

a Prayer to Guide your Week

It is the start of a brand new week. With it come opportunities to reflect on what has been, to consider what might be, to wipe slates clean and start again, to get freshly excited for old relationships and new causes, to lift up your head once more and believe in everything that is possible, to seek forgiveness where relationships might be frayed, to entertain the 'What If?' of the seemingly impossible and to consider [...]