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Spank you very much: Hitting your kids and stuff

By | October 24th, 2017|Categories: family, relationships, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people, what i am reading|Tags: , , , , |

Is it okay for us to hit our kids? Is the question a lot of parents are asking, especially in light of the new change to the law in South Africa. i was going to [...]

Why #MeToo can not be last week’s news

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: #NotOnOurWatch, pain and Hope, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people, what i am reading|Tags: , , , , , , , |

It's been a week since the #MeToo tag went viral. When women across social media platforms started sharing their stories, or simply putting their hands up to help us glimpse the extent of sexual abuse [...]

Taboo Topics: Living with Bipolar 2 – meet Claudia Klaase

By | October 23rd, 2017|Categories: inspire-ations, pain and Hope, Taboo Topics, Uncategorized|Tags: , , , |

My friend Claudia bravely shares some of her journey with Bipolar2: 15 is far too young to decide to stand on a railway track and end it all. But if you felt like the world [...]

So what should we men do with #MeToo

By | October 19th, 2017|Categories: #NotOnOurWatch, activities, thorts of other people, what i am reading|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #UnorthodoxWaterSavingTips

By | October 18th, 2017|Categories: AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|Tags: , , , , , |

Cape Town where i live has been facing serious water shortages and so we turned to you for help: The Story So Far: Every Wednesday at 12 noon South African time [6 am EDT] an inspired [...]

A Storey of Race

By | October 17th, 2017|Categories: South Africa, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , , , |

What is this race thing all about? The other night a bunch of us went to go and listen to Alan Storey from the Central Methodist Mission in town share some of his thoughts as [...]

The invisible men

By | October 16th, 2017|Categories: #NotOnOurWatch, activities, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people, what i am reading|Tags: , , , , , , |

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 [...]

A Frikkin Hashtag: #AlternativeBond25Title

By | October 11th, 2017|Categories: AFrikkinHashtag, games & Stuff, Hashtag Game, silly things|Tags: , , , , , |

We greeted the news that Daniel Craig was returning for one more Bond movie by starting a hashtag game inviting you all to suggest what you thought its name might be [especially because Shatterhand was [...]

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

By | October 10th, 2017|Categories: activities, things to wrestle with, thorts of other people|Tags: , , , |

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 [...]

Let’s make this Christmas the best one yet

By | October 6th, 2017|Categories: activities, change the world, inspire-ations, positive ideas for change, thorts of other people|Tags: , |

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 [...]