The Reading List

As you have probably noticed I am trying to educate myself about the history behind oppression and racism. Someone asked me whether I follow the South African news as closely as I do the US news and I try to keep myself aware of what is happening all over the world. Right now I am …

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The Power of Knowledge

It is now over 3 months since I started self isolating. There have been 1,293,608 people tested in SA. The statistics are: https://www.instagram.com/p/CBsLTgrJ-47/ The highest percentage of deaths in SA are within mine and Norman's age brackets. The Western Cape, where we live, has by far the highest number of positive cases as well as …

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The New Normal

Today is Day 25 of self isolation in the Walker-Brook house and the entire country of South Africa is still on lockdown. The stats published today for South Africa on the website I follow are: https://www.instagram.com/p/B-37WMfJIUd/ I am posting these stats in my blog each week so that I can look back and easily trace …

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Plagued with Problems

The entire planet seems to be in a panic about the risk of contracting Covid-19. At the time of writing this, South Africa was reporting 51 cases, and all of those infected people had traveled overseas. This was an increase of 13 additional cases from a report I had read the previous day and an …

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Blind Love

Last Sunday was a lazy day but I did do a bit of planting. I had some pots that were in a spot where the plants were getting too much sun and kept dying. I moved the pots onto the porch and snipped off some clippings from my existing succulents and planted them. https://instagram.com/p/B86Uk97pcO9/ Hopefully …

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Kept In The Dark

The issues with load shedding have carried on with us all having to plan around when we can cook and function in our every day lives. It's such an inconvenience. Especially as it seems that the schedule changes on a whim. On Valentine's night, Norm and I went out and did not know there was …

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6 Degrees of Chaos

As there are more people living with HIV in South Africa than in any other country it is impossible to fathom why people would destroy an HIV Centre at a local University on the Natal coast but they did. Students burnt the building housing the centre during protests on Monday afternoon. Students are protesting over historical …

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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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Everything You Need

This week has been really busy. Thankfully I am finally well. My doctor put me onto steroids on Monday as my cough was not improving. I did not read the instructions and only took one tablet the first day but the next morning I took the full dose of 6 pills and it made me …

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