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Dear South Africa… a letter from Dalene Reyburn

Dear South Africa... Charles Dickens starts A Tale of Two Cities with this: ‘It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had [...]

Word/Phrase for the year 2018

Every year i try to have a word or phrase to focus on and give me some direction and purpose for the year ahead. Last year's word was Interdependence, the idea of things and people being connected to move forward well rather than independence which focuses on going it alone and trying to get ahead. At the start of 2018 my wife tbV [the beautiful Val] and i went to a restuarant in Muizenberg overlooking [...]

By | 2018-01-17T06:51:21+00:00 January 12th, 2018|inspire-ations|0 Comments

Dear South Africa… a letter from Wayne Eaves

Dear South Africa: I wanted to write you a love letter, but it does not feel like a good idea right now. I want to write about hope but it just doesn’t feel like the right time. We keep talking about how far we have come and so many are saying we have not come far at all. We are stuck, not simply because we can’t admit how deep in the shit we are, but [...]

By | 2018-01-04T08:17:25+00:00 January 4th, 2018|inspire-ations, South Africa, thorts of other people|0 Comments

Dear South Africa – Intro

Dear South Africa... And so the letter begins. A letter penned to a nation. Well, not 'penned' per say, because who does that anymore? Typed. A letter typed to a beloved country. But what type of letter might that be? How would yours look? Would it be filled with hope or be more likely to resemble a tired, worn out missive of anger and accusation? Might it call people out to be what we've seen [...]

Poem: Less Miserable in 2018

We had a dream our lives would be... So different from this hell we're living So different now from what it seemed, Now... Life... Has killed The dream... We dreamed...   The dream to some it seemed started in '94 as lines of voters snaked around fields Filled with the anxious anticipation of first-time voters eager to claim their rich inheritance Before the years were peeled back to reveal that perhaps the vote was all [...]

A good farewell to 2017

2017 was a horrible, horrible year for a lot of people. But on the flip side we still have Betty White...                 If you remember back to 2016 it became the year of the celebrity death as a long list of well-known and beloved actors and sports icons and writers died during the year including David Bowie, George Michael, Prince, Leonard Cohen, Alan Rickman, Gene Wilder, Zsa Zsa [...]

By | 2017-12-29T18:01:23+00:00 December 29th, 2017|and other animals., pain and Hope|0 Comments

Drinks on me: almost the end of a year of not drinking alcohol

A year of not drinking alcohol... completed in something like twenty days time... Felt like a good time to check in and let you know how it's been and invite you to join me on a different Giving Up adventure in 2018 - WAIT!!! COME BACK HERE! So why'd i give it up [for those of you who might have missed that detail]? Well, i just did really. No big story. No struggle with alcohol [...]

By | 2017-12-12T10:31:23+00:00 December 12th, 2017|activities, reflections|0 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+00:00 November 7th, 2017|activities, Food and foodlike things, inspire-ations, life|1 Comment