A terrible tragedy happened in my neighbourhood in the early hours of this morning. A drive-by shooting. Two young women, dead. A car guard, shot in the head and critical. And in fact I have just read right this minute, one more person has died. … Continue reading I am not qualified for this
‘Hey, great blog,’ said a guy I always see at the dog park. ‘So glad you read it,’ I replied. ‘ Thank you.’ I always feel a little self conscious when writers have read my stuff. He has thousands of readers. I have about 12. … Continue reading Dear Johannesburg Water
In Johannesburg we all look forward to October, a month of exceptional beauty. Flowers burst with pride, the colours and fragrances are intense, even the bees seem okay. And our beautiful Jacarandas start to bloom. We hope. We start talking about them in September. … Continue reading Jacaranda Season
It’s been a shocking few days in South Africa another terrible murder more xenophobic violence fires and looting and shameful behaviour I feel ashamed to be South African right now My heart is breaking for Zimbabweans lining up for busses to go home For Nigerians … Continue reading Shame on us, South Africa
I’ve just read a Guardian article, link below, on walking and how good it is for us. I knew this already, dear Guardian, I’ve been walking for years and loving it. Walking gives me routine. It gets me out of bed. It also gives me … Continue reading In support of Sea Squirts
I live in the city. When I travel to rural parts of South Africa, I’m always fascinated by the vibrancy, colours, huts, hawkers, street stylists and street markets. I love the women carrying wares on their heads and babies on their backs, the men roasting … Continue reading Pics, privacy and poverty porn.
Deep breaths. In. Out. In. Out. Sighs. A slight breeze. Tears. Drumbeats. Lots of them. People expressing their shock, sadness and immense gratitude for a legend. Music. The sound of Johnny Clegg’s music filtering through our homes, suburbs, cars, the radio, television sets, in our … Continue reading Sounds of this morning