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No Confidence in the No Confidence

When i hear the words 'secret ballot' i immediately change them to 'secret ballet' and feel like there is some kind of underground mysterious quite-possibly-Russian dance extravaganza happening that i wasn't invited to. And will there or won't there be need for the traditional tutu? But then i hear that it's a No confidence vote in the president, Jacob Gedleyihlekisa Zuma and i instantly realise that his middle name is a lot more creative than mine, [...]

Anatomy of a march

This follows on from 'South Africa - the week that followed: Where to from here?' so if you didn't read that maybe start there. BEWARE THE IDEAS OF MARCH For all those of you who marched or live protested for the first time on Friday, i think it might be helpful to share one possible reason or different perspective that may help you see why some people took issue to the idea of the march. To achieve [...]

Post-Marchem: Reflections after the #AntiZumaMarch

i have to go out quite early today, so not going to be able to compile as much as i would hope, but maybe tomorrow there will be a part II. Yesterday there was a march and some people did and some people didn't and you can read my thoughts about that if you didn't yet... but here are a couple of reflections i have seen from people on my feed: = = = = [...]

Movie Review: The ‘Lion’ King

tbV and i went to watch the movie Lion at the Labia theatre last night.  Let's get this out of the way from the start: Dev Patel is one of my favourite actors. i would probably watch him in an Adam Sandler movie. Well, maybe not THAT, but most other stuff. So although we were grappling between Lion and La La Land and even put up a Facebook poll to see where the crowds leaned [...]

By | 2017-02-16T10:20:49+00:00 February 16th, 2017|inspire-ations, what i am watching|0 Comments

Look what these university hooligans are up to now.

You'd hope that being the weekend these University protesters would give it a break. But no, last night they were definitely at it again i had just returned from performing an Improv show as part of the MamaCity Improv Festival [You should totally go by the way - i'm playing again on Monday but they're doing shows all weekend and it is good!] and i was hungry so my wife tbV and two friends and i [...]

By | 2016-10-22T10:54:10+00:00 October 22nd, 2016|inspire-ations, pain and Hope, South Africa, what i am watching|9 Comments

What Bastille has to add to Universities shut down.

i was driving to a university campus to do a Peace Justice Witness shift and listening to the band Bastille on a cd in my car. And the walls kept tumbling down In the city that we love Great clouds roll over the hills Bringing darkness from above And i thought to myself, "Wow, that seems like familiar imagery. i wonder if this is the #FMF theme song?" But if you close your eyes, Does [...]

Where is the church?

Where is the church? i am one of the first ones to call out the church when we are not doing well [fighting to hit our children, yo]. But i am definitely also one of the first to cheer us on when we get it right [which we actually do a lot in this country all over the place if you stop to look and listen].   The time i remember being proudest of the [...]

The Passion of the Cries

Last night as tbV and i left after a calm and productive evening at UCT as part of the Peace and Justice Witnesses team, stunned by an incredible evening of students talking to students and trying to figure all this stuff out, we noticed a stream of water. Upon closer inspection, we found that someone had turned on one of the taps by the fire hoses in one of the lecture halls, completely flooding the [...]

By | 2016-10-06T12:44:39+00:00 October 6th, 2016|activities, inspire-ations, music, what i am watching|5 Comments

Niqabi Ninja: the horrible play you HAVE to see

Calling a play "horrible" doesn't sound like a great endorsement, but give me a moment. Last night my friend Megan and i went to watch my other friend Megan [Furniss]'s new directed play Niqabi Ninja [written by Sara Shaarawi] and i was blown away. Not surprised at all, because Megan directed it and so i go in with the expectation that it's going to be very good. But what i watched last night was brilliant. [...]

Why i suspect this Pokémon will GO.

If you haven't yet heard of the Pokémon Go Phenomenon that is sweeping the world, then you were clearly celebrating our 7th wedding anniversary in McGregor with us this past week. tbV alerted me to the fact that Pokémon was a big trend when we emerged from an amazing time away and after a short bit of research i quickly saw what all the fuss was about. My response? To boldly go where only Dick [...]