Archive > October 2010

General IntroDUCKtion

Tomorrow marks the start of November – oh my greatness it can’t be here already! I’m sure you’ll all notice the Christmas decorations now adorning the shops and that shoddy Boney M that plays in the background. One escape from this is for you to use the month to raise awareness of local charities and […]

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Where do astronauts hang out?

Think he’s running a “tab”? Or when his friends arrive he’ll start “shifting” it?

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Velociraptors!

When I was five years old, dinosaurs were my life. I’d spend every afternoon in the marshy part of our garden playing with the little toy beasties that my mom had so kindly bought for me. It was epic. I got to know them all so well that once a competitive friend of my dad […]

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Jacarandas in Joziwood

Anyone from Johannesburg knows that at the end of October, if a Jacaranda blossom doesn’t fall on your head, you’re out of luck for your exams. That said, I’m far happier running around in the streets headbumping falling petals than studying.  Who’d want to be inside when the Jozi summer is on its way? Here’s […]

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If – Rudyard Kipling

An old man shared this poem with me when I was 8 years old.  He said I should learn it off by heart and use it as guiding principles whilst I grow up. I’m still growing, and I still find explanation in it. If you can keep your head when all about you Are losing […]

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The Paradox of Success

Painting in broad brush strokes, I will generalise and say that humans are wired to seek out success. The rat race inspires us to strive for the corner office, the latest model car, the smart and good looking partner, the 7 digit bonus, the flight in seat 2A. The hypothesis I’d like to test is: […]

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