Archive | January, 2013

What are you shooting for?


“WHAT are you are shooting for?” he asked me. Fair question. That’s the problem with these analytical types. You present them with an idea, and the response you get isn’t the run-of-the-mill “Sounds cool!” or “Awesome!”… instead, you get a “well… it depends.” General Systems Theory. It was something I was introduced to in my […]

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A global village to raise a child


I’VE spent the past two days with family and friends, and I’ve found myself repeating an old African proverb in my own mind: “It takes a village to raise a child.” Perhaps the conscious part of me was thinking how beneficial it is for our children to be around other adults. And the sub-conscious part […]

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Life is short


NEWS about Burry Stander quickly circulated last night about the South African cyclist’s death. He was 25. The two-time Olympian was killed in a collision with a taxi while training near his home in Shelly Beach on the south coast. I’m not sure I would have known who Burry Stander was had I not worked in […]

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A few life lessons from Gary Kirsten

Gary Kisten

THERE’S a lot one can learn from Gary Kirsten, the current South African cricket coach. To me he comes across as a thoughtful, humble person, perhaps one of the most underrated guys. When I was in high school, Gary was my idol. What I liked about him was that he wore a bandana, and scored hundreds. […]

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Fruitful about the inactivity


JANUARY is a quiet time in the local music industry. Everyone is spent. The musicians have travelled throughout during December and are spent, tired and slightly circumspect about their chosen career. And the holiday makers have spent all their money. So the business goes quiet for a while. I feel that there’s something fruitful about […]

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What We Need To Be Free From

HAVE you ever woken up on any particular day and think that life is just too much? There’s just too […]

What’s your instinctive view of God?


UNDER pressure, we reveal our true belief of ourselves and our true belief of God. There’s no hiding it. If […]

What’s going on in your head?


I often go running with playlists of music that keep me moving faster than I would ordinarily, and listening to […]

A story about Graeme Pope-Ellis

Graeme Pope-Ellis

So in the midst of the my fitness programme, I try and keep some additional cardio going on. I generally […]