Category Archives: Life

About things that happened in my life.

Childhood memories of getting vaccinated

It’s funny what you come across sometimes. Recently, I came across my old immunisation card. Red in colour and written in Afrikaans and English, it contained details of vaccinations I received as a child. Funnily enough, I remember attending a … Continue reading

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Voting Day

Today was the sixth democratic National Election in South Africa. I set off early to vote and was done before quarter to nine. I had originally planned to walk down to my Voting Station, but when I woke up, it … Continue reading

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Rant alert: the dishonesty and disingenuity of “time to move on”

I saw the phrase “you need to move on” recently. “Move on” and its related phrasings are offensive, insulting, and like I said dishonest and disingenuous. Below is how I think it should be responded to: (MO is short for … Continue reading

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A Roald Dahl article on measles and vaccination is very relevant today

There are ongoing measles outbreaks in the U.S. currently. Roald Dahl was my favourite author as a child. In 1986, he wrote a short article about Olivia Dahl, his first child: Olivia, my eldest daughter, caught measles when she was … Continue reading

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Ton up!!!

Today, I reached a small milestone. I donated blood for the 100th time.

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Experiences in weight loss

A few months ago, I went for my annual check up and got a wake up call. My blood cholesterol and weight were both at unhealthy levels. Also, when looking at myself side on, I could see I was starting … Continue reading

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Denialism will be the death of us

It is frustrating that people would rather accuse experts of lying than acknowledge the existence of a major issue. Last week, U.S. President Donald Trump once again dismissed Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) as a hoax after a report warning that … Continue reading

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