My Thoughts

22 February 2021

Time To Go

As my time on the banks of the Thamalakane River draws to a close, I find myself taking especial note of all that goes on around […]
16 February 2021

The Storms of My Life

I am not the bravest person in storms. I was born and lived most of my life in the Kingdom of Eswatini, a small ovoid shaped […]
1 February 2021

Where, O Death, Is Your Sting?

The end of January is approaching, and still the plans for this year are up in the air. Uncertainty, fear, sorrow surround us. How are you […]
25 January 2021

My Land, My Africa

As I sat on the stoep catching up on the news of Cyclone Eloise to the south of us, my thoughts cloaked with birdsong, the familiar […]
22 December 2020

2020

As we reach the end of this pandemically crazy year I began my usual tidy up. I like to start the new year with my papers […]
28 October 2020

Travels With Myself

Here I am doing the writer thing at a coffee shop in OR Tambo International Airport. As always I am hours early for my flight but […]
28 September 2020

Surrender

Another crisis, another upheaval I have no idea how to deal with. A friend sent a link this morning and as the powerful words of I […]
14 September 2020

Free My Foot!

The notification of a charge on my credit card got my attention. It was from a company with whom I had signed up for a free […]
7 September 2020

Fighting The Blues. And Winning. Mostly.

Writers like to joke about their work. Usually how little they manage to do as they search endlessly for the creative genius that will catapult them […]
28 August 2020

The Hearts That Care

This year Women’s month in South Africa has passed in a haze of Covid-19 lockdowns, fear, tales of unending corruption, and muted concern over domestic violence. […]
21 August 2020

The Covid Months

There is a palpable sense of lightness this week in South Africa, after moving to Level 2 of lockdown. In retrospect the Covid journey seems to […]
14 August 2020

Our African Dream

Friday, middle of the month, it has been a frenetically busy day here in White River. I can only think it is the thought that maybe, […]
6 August 2020

Ego or Just Reward?

I’m a writer. It’s my career, my calling, an unavoidable compulsion, call it what you will, it is what I am and what I do. It […]
14 June 2020

#BlackLivesMatter

I was born in Mbabane, in the Kingdom of Eswatini many years ago and lived there for most of my life until a couple of years […]
25 May 2020

Your Serve

The President of South Africa, Cyril Ramaphosa, has put our future into our hands: “… as individuals, as families, as communities it is you who will […]
11 May 2020

Quit Bellyaching!

One of the most interesting aspects of any catastrophe is the number of experts the situation produces. Those who don’t quite have the cheek to pronounce […]
4 May 2020

Privilege Equals = ?

This is the story of two families, one father, two mothers. Or one husband and two wives. The man is my father. I am from the […]
2 May 2020

Suffering For Christ

I don’t believe there is a born again Christian on the face of this earth who does not desire to know Jesus, God the Father more […]
23 April 2020

Life After Lockdown

In so many ways the last four weeks have dragged, yet the time has flown by. I have achieved a small number of ticks against my […]
3 April 2020

who is victor?

I have no doubt the majority of people reading this, certainly in South Africa, have had a letter from ‘my friend Victor’ whose niece is a […]
30 March 2020

Street walker

It is interesting how sound is magnified by silence. I live close to a main road and am used to the almost non-stop hum and rumble […]
31 December 2019

A New Season, a new decade.

Towards the end of November a question was posed: As you near the end of this year, what are the highlights for you of the second […]