Two books I have read recently are Being Kari and Being Lily by Qarnita Loxton. Though I read them in reverse to the order in which they were written, Lily before Kari, it didn’t matter at all as each story can stand alone. Few things I want to say about them here as many thoughts… Continue reading BOOK REVIEWS: Being Kari & Being Lily
I wear many hats woman, wife, mother, daughter, sister, friend. white, privileged, educated, lawyer, writer mostly, I am woman which hat do I wear when there’s a crisis in the lives of women? I call on my highest self I question what I can do. As a woman first and then as the other. At… Continue reading suggestions for my south africa
I’m really pleased that Women’s Month is over. In over five years of my monthly blog- starting in January 2014- I’ve barely missed a single month. But this year, I missed my June, July and August blogs. Every time I thought about it or wanted to write something, it felt pointless, useless, a waste of… Continue reading How to BEGIN again in SPRING.
Deadlines loom but it’s impossible for me to move on until I can empty my mind onto the paper (or here onto the laptop). I hope to contain it all in a vaguely coherent way that will be readable to you, Dearest Reader, but you know what? Part of me doesn’t mind as much-… Continue reading the FEAST of the Franschhoek Literary Festival 2019
Hate not keeping to my self-made promise of at least one blog a month but I need to spend more time with 'real' writing & need to get offline to do so. Will update you when necessary. In the meantime, my two books , From Courtrooms to Cupcakes and Somewhere in Between are now making… Continue reading shortest blog. one pic
BEAR WITH ME ON THIS ONE. IT'S LONGER than usual but IMPORTANT but as usual, UNEDITED. We are living in strange and uncertain times. Isn’t it always so? We make history in some way or another every single day in relative terms which will impact someone, somewhere in a future which, today, cannot be known,… Continue reading your one wild and precious life
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
The email, the twitter, and then all the facebook posts, the death of a young girl in the forest, it’s been a horrific affair I came downstairs to make some tea and saw Milly sitting on a chair. I sat down next to her and watched her with the eye of the needle, an intense gaze, and we chatted… Continue reading Wednesday Words. No pictures.
Something just hasn’t been sitting properly with me since reading my Disco Pants blogger friend (link below) whose passionate opinion and brave heart I value, along with our Chardonnay lunch, but I haven’t been able to nail it …until now. Because I feel that that it goes way beyond a mere beating up of ourselves… Continue reading On the Disco Pants Blog and Racism. Prejudices generally.
Far less intimidating than Sunday and quite fun though thought I had said all I had to in the book…! http://iono.fm/embed/epi/103923