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Graduating from white kort-broek to GQ’s best dressed

To disclaim, I have never been a good dresser. I have always appreciated fine fabrics and a bespoke suit, but never really pushed the envelope on dressing in an edgy or trendy way. I enjoy slim fitting European brands like Hugo Boss, Ben Sherman and Diesel. I’m lucky to have been included in the 2014 […]

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My thoughts on having done an Ironman 70.3

In January, I completed the Ironman 70.3 in East London. It’s take a few weeks to mentally and physically digest, but these are some of my thoughts and experiences on doing the race. I still cant quite encapsulate the event in words, because it’s far more than that, but it’s as much about the 25 […]

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People: More fragile than initially thought

Speaking from my perspective, when I drive around the city, my contact with the poor is mostly through beggars at the robot. My contact with less privileged people is mostly through contact with my domestic worker and gardener. I don’t know if I am fortunate or unfortunate to work indoors, only coming into contact with […]

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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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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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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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Puppy Love

Toro the Tenacious has soccer in his blood. He was born the day of the opening of the Soccer World Cup 2010, and met us on a Friday afternoon 8 weeks subsequent to that. We felt it only fitting that he be named in memory of this great soccer event. Almost settling for “David the […]

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Remember me?

I’m pretty bad at remembering names. You might introduce yourself to me and I end up calling you “dude”, “guy”, “bru” or “you” for months to come. I’m also ears to the ground listening for mutual friends to mention your name so I can store it again. Year after year my New Year’s resolution is […]

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How much of your week do you spend being economically proactive?

I spent the last weekend painting the inside of the new house together with Nicole. I don’t know if it was the fumes of the Velvaglo or the monotony of the task, but I got to thinking about people and what they do in their lives. Sadly, I think most people moan. Then this was […]

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