It’s been a long time since I’ve posted anything—so long it seems I deleted the bookmark to the login page. Without digressing too much I want to go on record and predict that, sometime in the not too distant future, password anxiety should be listed in the DSM-5.
Ironically, just as I discovered the value of simplicity, things beyond my control became increasingly complicated.
This lament is just a general remark. In fact, I am disappointed about the soured relationship between Huawei and the USA—the issue prompting this post.
Suddenly an interesting conundrum regarding the choices available to consumers has become more perplexing to me than before.
I’ve long been a fan of Gregg Easterbrook’s book “The Progress Paradox”.
Continue reading Hey, how-zit, Huawei
Oddly, I’m one of those people who tend to add significance to dates, despite being really terrible with numbers. Not merely, as normal people do, in terms of keeping appointments– I like to read this day in history type articles and I keep a record of the “anniversaries” of significant events in my life.
Continue reading September 9, 2017
“Have you been quiet?” a colleague recently asked, “or have I missed something?”
Referring to my blog, he was, of course. This was very shortly after my philosophical rant about Afrikaans poetry … something I’m glad to have rediscovered (at least in part) this year.
(But that is a next post, in Afrikaans and dedicated to my Grade 9s.)
Here is something I’ve long been interested in: Ruin Photography.
Continue reading Wilted Flowers
Thanks to a kind invitation I spent two lovely days at the Klein Karoo National Arts Festival (better known as KKNK). As usual, it was easier to drag around the cellphone than the camera, so I came back with only a few shots.
Continue reading Karoo Pics
To those who don’t know, I’m not much of a believer. I try to respect the opinions of others and am in favour of religious freedom. However, sometimes I cannot help to be dumbfounded by current events and I use this blog as my little voice.
As often, my aim here is satirical. I don’t intend to convince anyone of my point of view. I oppose the idea of doing so.
If you are an easily offended Christian, it might be better not to read the rest of this post.
Also, please note, when I use the term “God” I think of a concept or even a character from literature, not a person.
Continue reading Imaginary Letter
These were taken April 17, 2017, (my dad’s birthday). I’ve tried to make them a little bigger – or I should say: not to make them quite so small.
Continue reading More Night Skies
Despite the full moon, and an annoying light-source from elsewhere, I tried my hand at the skies, so to speak. It’s nothing spectacular, but I’ll try again.
Continue reading Moon and Stars
Lately, I’ve been keen to do a bit of night photography, but we’ve had clouds on most days and the fuller the moon, the more difficult to get the stars. The solution: photograph the moon.
Continue reading The moon tonight
We’ve had beautiful April sunsets lately. I hesitate to call it autumn, it still feels too much like summer.
These were taken April 1, 2017.
Continue reading April Skies
“Why don’t you blog about Zuma?” my sister asked.
Here is why.
On Sunday night I watched Carte Blanche‘s viewer poll suggesting 90% of the viewers thought the latest cabinet reshuffle was the last straw.
Unfortunately, I doubt it was. I will lend my support to #BlackMonday and April 7 stay-aways just in case, but I don’t believe anything is about to change.
Continue reading Why nothing is about to change