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 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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