Pen for hire

I am hardly ever at a loss for words. Usually only when a teenager cleans up without being asked. It happens. Rarely, but it does. Most of the time, I am quite erudite. However, now that I must resort to shameless self-promotion, I find it a little challenging. I’ve sold all sorts of things for […]

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Going postal

  Slurps.  Burps. Farts. Sniffs. These are the things that cause mild-mannered office workers to go postal. It’s not one big episode that precedes the cracking of the veneer. It’s the slow pressure-cooker build-up over months and months. It starts as a minor itch between the shoulder blades, spread to a visible wince and slowly […]

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Food for Thought 2018

Behind conservatism is a lack of curiousity.

I have my box. It’s a comfy sort of box. It’s a protect me from the storm sort of box. It’s a cozy box even if it is a little cramped. And it doesn’t have a view. Okay, I hate my little box, but I stay there because outside is more than a little scary. […]

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Cold Feet

  Jack Frost reached up and grabbed hold of my toes. His touch was gentle like a lover’s caress. I reacted like a frog in a pot of hot water. I didn’t pull away. I just sat there hardly aware of the icy grip penetrating to the bone. Until I couldn’t feel my feet at […]

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The Marbles and the Elephant

I don’t always lose my marbles, but when I do I lose them all. Not just the one marble. Every single marble. It was EPIC! They scurry across the floor to hide in every corner and with every step I trip over one and land on my arse. A pratfall (to fall on one’s buttocks). […]

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Shedding the Load

Eskom, load shedding, south africa

  Load shedding defined When South Africa’s electricity gets turned off due to massive ineptitude and avarice on behalf of the country’s only power provider. I have to provide the definition because it’s come to my attention that people in 1st world countries have no clue what load shedding is. Until a few years ago, […]

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50 Shades of Advertising IV

Yes, really. #OverheardintheOffice. This is how we talk here. We massage concepts and ideas. It’s very hands-on. And not a little weird and kinky.

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