The Candy Crush game has been around since 2012. Some life lessons can be derived from it. It reminded me of the famous book by Hermann Hesse, The Glass Bead Game.
Working in a rural South Africa, I observed that few learners had access to education during Covid-19 lockdown. In contrast, learners from private schools and well-organised urban schools followed the curriculum using a combination of online tools. Is fast, affordable internet the solution?
in 2010, my husband was diagnosed with bladder cancer and had to get a urostomy. This article assists with practical steps on how to change the urostomy bag and also discusses some of the other practical issues around the urostomy.
Ragnar Lothbrok of Vikings is a character created in the 21st century, based on the historical figure who lived in 9th century. Would it have been possible for a person living in the 9th century to have Ragnar's philosophical attitude to life?
Are "Microsoft Solitaire Collection" events a battle of the brains, or a battle of the bots? Most gamers think it is unfair to play against cheats. But some may consider playing against bots to be a different form of competition. In this article, I will outline my thoughts on the matter.
The OK sign is now associated with white supremacy. When and how did that happen?
The objective of Linkedin is for professionals to network with each other and it is normal to interact. Don't get drawn into a conversation by a scammer. You can use google images search to see where else his/her profile photo features. It is probably under a different name.
The Groot Marico River in the North West Province of South Africa has captured the imagination of many people. Some come to stay and others continue to revisit
In 1980, I stayed on my own on in the mountains of The Downs, near Tzaneen in Limpopo Province of South Africa. This is part of my story
The article discusses the author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and her book Americanah. She uses the blog of the main character to discuss her views on racism and feminism. A Quiz on racism in included.
We were excited to receive our invitations for the Harry Potter Midnight Party. The Midnight Party turned out to be just marketing ploy to get hundreds of Pretorians queuing for hours.
The Cape buffalo, also known as the "Black Death" or "widowmaker," kills about 200 people per year. However, two people have shown that it is possible to befriend this animal. The verdict however, is that the Cape Buffalo can not be domesticated,
Cape Buffalo are known as Black Death and feared and sought after by hunters. Can you tame a Buffalo? Read about my own encounter and learn more about these majectic beasts.
It is quite easy to click on a Facebook Page to like. Do you ever go back to Pages? Do you allow notifications? I looked at my "Like" list and culled a few. These are my favourite writers Page
The World Malaria Report estimates malaria cases in 2015 at 214m with an estimated number of 438000 people dying of malaria. The World Health Assembly took a resolution to improve this globally
My father started getting Dementia in 2010. We were used to his sharp wit, his love of literature and music so seeing him grappling to communicate the most basic concepts was sad. I wrote this poem
Chiang Yee was a Chinese painter and writer who spent most of his life outside of China. He created a series of paintings and books, called The Silent Traveller
The West Coast Fossil Park near Cape Town, is one of the richest paleontological animal sites in South Africa. The African Bear, Short necked Sivathere and Sabre-tooth cat are fossils found there
The regular traveler would have experienced the practice of disinsection on flights from some countries. Is this insecticide really harmless to humans?
Short story about a young women living in a primitive setting but loving it
In a first visit to Lagos, Nigeria, I get rid of some of the misconceptions about Nigerians and come a realisation of the the sheer size of this country. Not a country that you can grasp in a short visit
On a cold winter's morning we decided to hike the Tswaing Impact Crater, 40km North of Pretoria, where a stony meteorite hit the earth 220 000 years ago with 100 times the force of the Hiroshima bomb.
Poem about drumming
Recollections of a woman busdriver: A sketch of a short time in the life of one of the people arriving as vagrant on Church Square, Pretoria in the 1980s
This article describes the main principles of the Positive Deviance Approach and investigates the possibility of applying this approach to influence safe walking strategies
Recollections of a woman bus driver.This was a life of freedom, leaving you time to think and read, engage with others or keep to yourself. In some ways an ordinary day in the life of a bus driver is extra-ordinary
It is easy to get addicted to Spider Solitare? But what are the odds of winning the 4 suit sgame? What is the highest score? Some say all the games can be solved, but that is not possible.
In the last decade, many different audio formats and codecs have seen the light. It can be very confusing to distinguish between ogg, flac, mp3, aac, aifc, m4a, wma, m4a, wv and ape. This article throws some light on the differences.