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While waiting on the government [corruption]…

It is hard to be a South African sometimes.  As a white South African, i sit with the heavy injustices of colonialism and apartheid in my rear view mirror all the time. As a black, coloured or indian South African, they live in the consequences of colonialism and apartheid as well as a worldwide uplifting of whiteness to the detriment of everything else. As a male, we sit with a horrific pandemic of violence [...]

Open letter to government, business… and me!

Imagine a better country! No, that is not a passive dream-about-it suggestion. It's an imperative. As in, while we are spending three weeks largely stuck in our homes, here is an opportunity for all of us to imagine a better country. Starting with you, government! My wife was saying this the other day - imagine if every business, school, government department used these twenty-one days to seriously brainstorm solutions for the country - Eskom, [...]

i am homeless, not heart-less…

two nights ago val got a call from a guy from a local church who told her that some homeless people [who had been evicted along with the 'Occupy Philly' people this week] had moved under a nearby bridge and would we the Simple Way be wanting to do anything about it – i chatted to him and got the details and told him i would try go that evening… something more prioritised came up [...]

'raped' as a fun catch phrase, tweeting tragedy instead of assisting…

what next? leaving the old people outside for the coyotes to finish them off...? sounds far fetched maybe, but i have just been thoroughly revolted by what i have just read [and i know in this day and age we can get mildly upset and tut tutty and each-to-their-own-device but maybe it's time for people to stand up and SHOUT WILDLY AGAINST THIS KIND OF FILTH...] and we need to draw a line... it started [...]

‘raped’ as a fun catch phrase, tweeting tragedy instead of assisting…

what next? leaving the old people outside for the coyotes to finish them off...? sounds far fetched maybe, but i have just been thoroughly revolted by what i have just read [and i know in this day and age we can get mildly upset and tut tutty and each-to-their-own-device but maybe it's time for people to stand up and SHOUT WILDLY AGAINST THIS KIND OF FILTH...] and we need to draw a line... it started [...]

meet 'Free Mondays'

so the beautiful val and i decided that we would join the rest of the planet (well, those doing it) and move meat-free thursdays to meat-free mondays and would like to invite you to do the same... why you ask? well a bunch of reasons - one is being aware of the impact that meat-eating has to the planet and that if everyone just took one day off eating it, the positive impact it would [...]

By |2010-09-20T06:28:15+02:00Sep 20th, 2010|change the world|6 Comments

Pome: Mercurial Dispensity (one of my faves!)

Mercurial Dispensity Blue-white dribbons like ribbons Cascading down effervescent streams Past inclandescent structures Reaching skywards as celestial images Stretch towards endless infinities Pausing briefly; To take in the monolithic grandeur Of monotonous complexities Saturating the definitive collaboration Found within an array of sophomorically pristine shades of grey Originating from; An illucid conglomeration Dissipating tediously in ongoing Cycles trespassing potently lethal boundaries Dabbling with; Innocuous instabilities brought about by Ransacking governamental ornamental orchestrations Resulting in; Steady [...]

By |2010-04-07T06:26:56+02:00Apr 7th, 2010|poems and other creativity|0 Comments
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