On Books, On Family, Other Stuff

you know what the world needs? HEALERS. Not leaders.

  One of the other things that has affected me recently is a book by Johannesburg author/speaker Kathy Mann entitled Avoiding Burnout, Seven Principles of Self –Preservation. I discovered Kathy Mann online on a book site for authors and she happened to be coming to Cape Town in the next few days so we arranged… Continue reading you know what the world needs? HEALERS. Not leaders.

On Books, On writing

BOOK REVIEW: THE FIFTH MRS BRINK

Finding this so hard, to précis my thoughts on this book. Should have done it the minute I put it down two days ago. That’s when the real, connected emotion was fresh. Having a go now…   So there’s this beautiful Polish born woman who has fallen in love with South African literature and South Africa… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: THE FIFTH MRS BRINK

On writing, Other Stuff

BOOK REVIEW: UMBILICUS: PAULA GRUBEN: A brave tale of discovery and identity

. The term ‘umbilicus’, otherwise known as the belly button is the point of attachment for the umbilical cord to the embryo. Everyone has one. Everyone was once tied to a woman who gave them life- their birth mother. But not everyone has the privilege of knowing who that is. And that must be agonizing.… Continue reading BOOK REVIEW: UMBILICUS: PAULA GRUBEN: A brave tale of discovery and identity

From Courtrooms To Cupcakes, On Books

Book Review: By Winner of Parenting Blog: Rattle and Mum

From Courtrooms to Cupcakes – a book about a mom of four who gives up her career for children http://wp.me/p27OVX-56J From Courtrooms to Cupcakes - a book about a mom of four who gives up her career for children -... I know we're not supposed to judge books by their cover, but I did with… Continue reading Book Review: By Winner of Parenting Blog: Rattle and Mum

On Books, On Children and Parenting, On Law

Book Review: Love in the Time of Contempt: Joanne Fedler

About three months ago, I had the privilege of being included as one of 200 "early adopters" for Joanne Fedler's new book about to be launched in Sydney next month, entitled Love in the Time of Contempt , Consolations for parents of Teenagers. The idea was to assist the book in getting into the hands of a million stressed… Continue reading Book Review: Love in the Time of Contempt: Joanne Fedler

On Books, On Law, On writing, Other Stuff

Striking a chord: Fiona Snyckers’ article on Judge Dennis Davis’ Oscar Book Review

I made a tiny tweet about Dennis Davis' review of one of the many Oscar books falling off book  shop shelves lately. For those that didn't see it, it simply said that I agreed whole-heartedly with it. Fiona Snycker's article on Thought Leader has prompted this bulkier blog as I feel it raises so many important issues:… Continue reading Striking a chord: Fiona Snyckers’ article on Judge Dennis Davis’ Oscar Book Review