Shaky Grounds

The drama with the transition of power in the US drags on. Trump has stated that he will not concede and even that he plans to remain for a second term. Trump and his mercenary henchman Giuliani continue to spin a fantastical conspiracy that only their followers are buying into. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=00TxRpa2_Cc It is an embarrassment …

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The Empath’s Output

I finished watching Soundtrack this week. I give it 4.5 Kitten Stars. ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️✨ One thing that the main character said which resonated with me was that all songs are about love. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9bRqe7eBqmw&t=79s The search for it, finding it, losing it, recovering from it, living with it or without it, keeping it alive when we are …

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Hats and High Teas

It has been so cold in Cape Town for most of this week. We had horrid weather on Monday, stormy, dark and wet with howling wind. Lola decided she was cold and needed to snuggle up under my neck despite me trying to work. https://www.instagram.com/p/CD_MeDlpG8T/ Last Sunday we held a family Zoom meeting with my …

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Love and Hate

The crazy weather has continued this week. It has been very hot and the wind has been insane. Some of our windows sound like they are going to blow in. I can't begin to imagine what it is like in a shack made of flimsy corrugated iron. After a day of lazing about listening to …

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You send me right round the Peninsula

This week has been full of both fun and stress, ironically both primarily related to work. We are now running three work streams at the client: Data Reconciliation of the migrated data to the staging area, a Data Quality Assessment of the HR source data and a Data Governance audit. I am involved in all …

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Patience and Hearts

When you have an infant you get excited over their developmental progress even though you expect it to happen and you have a general timeline of when it should happen. When little Panda became paralyzed we had no idea if he would recover and if he did we had no idea of the timeline of …

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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 RBF Empath

I have always thought I was afflicted by RBF (Resting Bitch Face) because I often get told to 'smile' or to 'cheer up it might never happen' by random people on the streets. But on the other hand I am often the receptacle of people vomiting their feelings, life history and baggage all over me with …

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