The magnet that is Murakami

Friday i went to the stunning Cape Town central library for a literary program sponsored by the US State Department. It was held in what they call the Heart of the Library. They used to hold these events in a backroom, but somehow the staff convinced...

Soup and Saving ones own Life pt.1 addendum

It's the official first day of Winter here in Cape Town. Winters in Cape Town are rather nice. People think it's cold; it's not. I constantly point out to folks the fact that if you are not wearing gloves; it's not cold. But i understand. Hot water...

pre-amble to the "Saving ones own Life" series

Hey Man, Got the letter at the beginning of the week. In the midst of composing an answer to send a snail mail back. Let me answer the health part that way. As for the other stuff; 'bai does not have screening and such. There is no phone id....

Saving ones own Life - pt.1

Sunday saw me at the annual Cape Town book fair and expo courtesy of Thulani and some complimentary tickets he managed to wangle from somewhere. It was a terrible affair...and that's all i have to say. I did manage to talk to some vendors though. In...

A tiny note

A couple of days ago (Saturday morning, Cape Town time) i sent out an email to some of my people(s). Just to give them a bit of a chuckle. On my computer i have "The Free Dictionary" on the  tool bar. It has a great weather feature. They also have a...

Begining the Ascension

It (they) continues...The preparation(s) for my ascension to Eldership. The very first thing i have embraced on this phase of my living and learning has been to listen on repeat the Jeffrey Osborne offering entitled Stranger; It is the live...

Ending the (3rd) 21

In 21 days i will reach my 62nd year on the planet. I will spend this new year preparing for my 63rd year; which will be the third time i'll be completing a 21 year cycle of growth, knowledge and understanding.......Yeah, for me. In this time...