Word/Phrase for the year 2023

My word for 2023 is Healing.  Every year i try to pause and reflect and listen and then pick a word that will be a theme or focus for the coming year. With the past two years being the hardest two in my life for a number of reasons - but mostly my wife, Val, leaving me and ending our 12-year marriage- it possibly makes a lot of sense as to why this would be [...]

2023: Looking forward

Just hours away from the end of 2022 and it really does feel like i might just make it out alive. Let me be honest, for me the past two years have been a bit of a dog show. My wife announcing she is moving out and then later ending the marriage in 2021. Having the courts make it all official in March 2022. While i don't speak specifically about the end of my [...]

By |2022-12-31T13:51:13+02:00December 31st, 2022|activities, life, me vibes|6 Comments

Out of the Fishbowl: Season 2…

With two more weeks to go, Season 2 of my podcast/codcast, Out of the Fishbowl, has been steaming ahead. The latest episode, titled 'Peace like a Rivet' [not a typo!] hit the ground running yesterday, and landed really well. With a number of guest cameo voices, from some of the most incredible people i know, this episode is resonating with different people in different ways. And it looks set to easily be the second most, if [...]

By |2022-02-15T10:02:04+02:00February 15th, 2022|activities, inspire-ations, Justice, life|0 Comments


How much of your life is spent on things that matter? i was on a call with my fellow Heartlines staff members this week and we were doing a bit of a check-in based on a question Seth Naicker had asked. The question related to Youth Day and the Sharpville uprising in 1976 which helped trigger events leading towards the eventual official end of apartheid in South Africa. i was 2 at the time [...]

By |2021-01-24T08:39:29+02:00June 18th, 2020|change the world, inspire-ations, Justice, life|2 Comments

Is there meaning in what i do?

In about an hour or so i am going to head off to a local school to read a Maths exam to a pupil with a learning disability or challenge. While for me it is largely about having some kind of way of bringing in some money in, during a time when i have been mostly unemployed [since about November when i stopped the official freelance writing i was doing for that awful 'Christian' online [...]

By |2018-05-28T07:11:35+02:00May 28th, 2018|life|5 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+02:00November 7th, 2017|activities, Food and foodlike things, inspire-ations, life|1 Comment

It was Brett Fish in the Study with the Theological Text Book

Monday mid morning i received a whatsapp message from my wife, tbV: How quickly can you make it to Wynberg by train? The answer, as it turned out, was pretty quickly... within forty five minutes she was picking me up and dropping me at The Warehouse where she offices. Within about another thirty, lunch break was over and i found myself studying as part of the LUT group. i'm not gonna lie, i just had to [...]

By |2017-05-24T06:55:19+02:00May 24th, 2017|activities, inspire-ations, life|3 Comments

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+02:00March 6th, 2017|challenges, life, tricky things|2 Comments

the Entitlement factor

EXHIBIT A i was driving to go and pick up my new temporary phone yesterday. And it happened. Far left lane backed up with people heading to town. Middle lane flowing fairly quickly and i was in the right lane as i was heading straight to Salt River. Two cars zooming along middle lane and at last second indicate left and push in to backed up traffic. Because entitlement. Something is saying to those two [...]

By |2017-02-24T09:00:56+02:00February 24th, 2017|life, shtupidt people|2 Comments

A Series of Un-phoned-tunate Events

So i had my phone stolen out of my hand at a red traffic light yesterday. Not my finest moment and followed by a combination of feelings of sad and angry and maybe embarrassed. But there are a billion worse things happening to a billion other people [like Nick who just had his house robbed and a whole lot of expensive video equipment stolen, or my mate Napoleon who it seems has been wrongfully arrested and [...]

By |2017-02-22T08:38:31+02:00February 22nd, 2017|life|4 Comments
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