Category Archives: Segue

A detour into stuff that isn’t what I normally write about.

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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The tragedy of Mmalusi Gigaba

Last week, Mmalusi Gigaba resigned as Minister of Home Affairs and then as a Member of Parliament. His story is a sad one. A former head of the ANC Youth League who had been viewed as a potential future President … Continue reading

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Lessons from the Great War

100 years ago to the day, a truce was called in the ‘War to end all Wars’. What most combatants had believed would be a short affair lasting a few months had taken four and a half years and cost … 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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Cannabis legalised in South Africa

Earlier this week, South Africa’s Constitutional Court upheld a ruling from the Western Cape High Court that people were allowed to smoke dagga aka cannabis aka marijuana in private. The Court rejected now discredited arguments by those opposed to legalisation. … 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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