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  • Hiking with Nietzsche

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    I unzip the Thule-case in which my MacBook lives when I’m out and about. My idea is to punch out a quick post while my daughter plays on the playground… Read more

  • Carnival conjurers

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    Recently I was asked why, especially given the vast array of choice, I choose to champion stoicism over other philosophies. Without really thinking I said, ‘If I was into Kierkegaard,… Read more

  • Throw it back

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    So I had this dream… Wait, is this the one where you are marching across the veld at Magersfontein in your kilt to the sound of Scotland the Brave blaring… Read more

  • Mending wall

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    ‘… so if you see ANY tortoises inside the perimeter, let me know immediately so they can be…’ (I briefly consider using the words ‘exfilled from the theater of operations’,… Read more

  • Repeat business

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    I have been remiss in the usually quite rhythmic word vomit that is my blog. This might be for any number of reasons, some of which might even smack of… Read more

  • Omicron, and you’re welcome

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    Writing about the pandemic now, two years into it, God, has it really been so long, it feels… well, boring for one. Vaguely I wonder if people during the Second… Read more

  • Extra-terrestrial land claims

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    Because I’m a bit of a dork I’m obviously a Marsophile. Or maybe it’s a Marsphilite. Although, now that I think about it, red, dusty and freezing cold probably isn’t… Read more

  • Racoons of Maine

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    We have a new addition to the domicile. A violent ball of fluff. Because… eh… we thought our life was too easy and we wanted to up the challenge rating.… Read more

  • Roadrunners

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    My daughter has reached an important milestone in life. At five and a half she has realized that her dad wearing his slippers to drop her off at school, where… Read more

  • Dedications

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    I always read the dedication. Ninety nine point nine percent of the time its ‘to my wife’, or ‘family’ or… *picks another book off the shelf, ‘my daughter’. There we… Read more

  • The Melon Hunter

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    The Sufi-teaching story of the Melon Hunter Once upon a time, there was a man who strayed from his own country into the world known as the Land of Fools.… Read more

  • Lies. And the vote.

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    Dear Progenies I took kale out of the ‘rinse-before-use’ bag and dumped it straight into the wok. That’s how dangerous I am (these days). Do they aggressively1 spray pesticides on… Read more

  • Vergelegen

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    Dear Progenies If I remember my history classes… which now in themselves feel like ancient history, the first thing the Dutch colonists did when they arrived at the Cape of… Read more

  • De Kelders

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    Dear Progenies I am obviously not much of a traveler. Anymore, he added, after some consideration. But sometimes I imagine I should put aside my usual-blog staples (those of rankle… Read more

  • Letters

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    Dear progenies I’m ‘working’ out of a co-sharing space today. Its actually… kinda nice. I ostensibly came here because I thought their fiber would be faster than my somewhat temperamental… Read more

  • Demonocracy

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    I am not really a fan of democracy. *holds up his hand to indicate there are more words coming and (potentially) to ward off any thrown objects*. So you’d prefer… Read more

  • Epidemiology MF

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    You know how in the cosmic battleground of vaxxers versus anti-vaxxers, those that malign people that refuse to take the vaccine often like to point out (in a derisive manner)… Read more

  • Bulletproof’d

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    *slurps the foamy stuff off the top of his bullet-proof coffee* I must be honest… I missed the whole craze when everyone was drinking this stuff. ‘What sort of savage… Read more

  • Youthful Exploits

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    I often wonder if I have really grown up? My parents always seemed so seriously adult. Now that I’m there, in terms of the passing of the decades at least,… Read more

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