A Midsummer Night’s Dream (or Jessica “Moon-Face” Hansen & a Lump of Clay)

I went to a party once. I knew Jess. From circles and such. We have some history. Port Elizabeth is like that. But on this particular evening, almost touching the stars, there she sat atop in a tree, legs dangling like a little woodland creature, like something straight out of A Midsummer Night’s Dream. (Note […]

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The Art of Quilting (or, I Have Hope)

So today, we remember those who would not be voiceless… Those agents of change… Those who took centre stage against one of the fiercest of regimes. I salute you and your brave deeds leave me humbled. We have not come as far as I’d hoped by now. But there is room for growth each day […]

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A Lesson in Compassion & Wisdom (or Buddhism for Dummies)

Dearest Students My hands tremble as I type this but I fear not. I keep a Bible verse very close to my heart. Be still and know that I am God. It doesn’t get much better than that in life. But here are my final words for you all. Fear not the cruel in this […]

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Come Together

Recently I was gifted something truly beautiful by a dear friend of mine. I was to undertake a three day meditation workshop through an incredible non-profit organization, The Art of Living. All expenses covered. The only thing my friend asked in return was for my commitment. So fair enough. It had been a stressful time […]

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A Day in the Life with Bipolar and No Medical Aid

In my writing folder, this piece is titled Rough Cut Moonstone. This is because I have a beautiful sea foam green moonstone ring in its relatively raw and unpolished state. I love its contours and the way it catches the light. This piece I have a similar attachment to… It is by no means flawless […]

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