Category Archives: Life

About things that happened in my life.

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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Crisis point in South Africa

‘How did you go bankrupt?’ Bill asked. ‘Two ways,’ Mike said. ‘Gradually and then suddenly.’ ― Ernest Hemingway, The Sun Also Rises Although about bankruptcy, the above quote easily applies to crises. Jacob Zuma is out of office, but he … Continue reading

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The Big Lie about Bullying

You’ve probably come across the belief that bullying builds character. I have, and having been severely bullied in school, not just by my classmates but also by some teachers, I can confirm it is a lie. Bullying did not build … Continue reading

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