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EIGHT OCTOBER OBSERVATIONS

A long, slightly rambling blog. Like the tentacles of an octopus. My October. Children are easily embarrassed by their parents when they get to a particular age. They are from a different generation dealing with different parts of their growing selves in ways they cannot yet fully understand, and we have long forgotten. Truthfully, I… Continue reading EIGHT OCTOBER OBSERVATIONS

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How do you feel about your mother in law?

My husband has a particularly unique and unyielding life challenge: he has a mother- in- law who is successful and self-righteous and seriously independent (and who happens to be a former High Court judge, the first woman to have been appointed in Johannesburg) and a wife who is self-righteous, stresses about the meaning of success… Continue reading How do you feel about your mother in law?

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WHAT DEFINES US AS WOMEN? TWO WOMEN OF WORTH TO END OFF WOMEN’s MONTH

If I promise myself that I will write something, I cannot sleep until it’s done. So with the end of August and end of Women’s Month today, I want to squeeze in a brief mention of two women who taught us all valuable lessons this month. One is of course CASTER SEMENYA and the other, in… Continue reading WHAT DEFINES US AS WOMEN? TWO WOMEN OF WORTH TO END OFF WOMEN’s MONTH