The Low Bar

When you compare yourself to others you may feel as if you are succeeding in life, but I guess that depends on who you are comparing yourself to. Sometimes the bar is pretty low so it is easy to feel superior. I had thought that South Africa was doing really well in regards to managing …

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Going Viral

The Apocalypse is in full flow now. *Cue menacing music*. You cannot escape the barrage of information if you read the news or go onto social media. This 'end of the earth' feeling was enhanced by the insane weather we had on Monday. https://www.instagram.com/p/B9wwpOPJFVz/ The howling wind was bashing the trees and making the doors …

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Toxicity and Acidity

This has been a rather eventful week in Hout Bay, but before I catch you up let's go back to where I left off on my last blog because us Virgo's are nothing if not methodical in our approach. Last Sunday Norm and I went out for a pub meal at our local, Woodcutters Arms. As …

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Basic Rights for Humanity

Norman had a meeting in the city on Wednesday last week and so he came through to meet me and take me for lunch. There is a Kauai just behind my client's offices and so we met there. Norm had the Tropical chicken wrap for R59: free range chicken, pineapple, carrot, greens, with thai peanut dressing. …

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The Path of Peace

This was my first week back at work after my month off and it was a challenge to get back into a routine. On Monday I had a full day workshop on Data Modeling, on Thursday I attended a DAMA Conference and today I had a presentation to a potential new client and had to …

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The Evolution of a Hermit

This has been a week of great sadness and tragedy interspersed with brief moments of happiness. Norm was away on business from Sunday afternoon until late Monday night when Caitlin was kind enough to go and collect him from the airport. Normally for such a short trip he would just leave his car at the …

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Finally An Angel

This has been such a stressful week for me. Like most introverts I do not enjoy change or new situations. I know I do not behave like your typical introvert as I am bolshy and opinionated, but I cringe at people asking me questions about myself or trying to communicate with me if we do not have …

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