A Teacup in a Storm

The ‘finer’ things in life aside, there is an equally important lesson I suspect I’ve always known, but it took a very dear friend to remind me. A reminder that gratitude finds those who search for it. And it all started with a simple mug of tea. And a friend who is truly among the […]

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Dearest: No one Doubled to Some

Today I would like to share a poem a very dear friend wrote for me when I fell from the face of society for a small spell. He is not only a gifted poet and a brilliant mind, but the kind of human bean whose kindness and compassion know no bounds. I hope you are […]

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Achtung, Baby Part 2 (or, How Ophelia Flew the Cuckoo’s Nest)

Goeie môre, Suid Afrika! So… True. Story. Truth be told. Sure, I may have a wild imagination… But I literally can’t make this shit up. Inbox pings. Whatsapp on my ‘new’ old phone version 2.0. (Side note: I adore minimal effort in a whatsapp. And such usually denotes the sex as “Male.” Close quotation marks.) […]

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How to Care: A Gentle Call for Compassion in the Face of Depression

I sometimes wonder, have we lost the ability or the inclination to care? I guess the optimist in me would like to think the reality is not quite as bleak as that… Not yet, I hope. No. I would like to imagine instead a world where we simply don’t know how to care in the […]

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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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