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  • 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

  • The Sunny Nihilist

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    Meatballs and blueberries. Breakfast of… eh… well… people who don’t have anything else in their fridge. But I’m going to go and say this was a repast of choice. I… Read more

  • The weak draw

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    Commander in Chief Minamoto no Kur Yoshitsune† (1159-89), during the shore battle at Yashima in early 1185, drops his bow in the water and struggles to retrieve it even as… Read more

  • L’umana fragilita

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    The Neapolitan artist Salvator Rosa painted perhaps the most moving of all memento mori, entitled simply L’umana fragilita (Human Frailty). It was inspired by an outbreak of bubonic plague that… Read more

  • Papers please

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    ‘Inject this into your body, or we will get your employer to fire you and your family might starve to death because no one will risk hiring you’. – Democracies… Read more

  • Gays with Guns, growing Ganja

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    *Joey sticks a golden star on his ample forehead* Alliteration ftw, yay me. I can’t really speak to the rest of the green areas on the map, but in South… Read more

  • Pincushions et al.

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    I feel like every blog I post these days starts out with a recitation of the litany of adult-onset gripes, the foremost of which tend to be muscular-skeletal in nature.… Read more

  • Dr. Livingstone I presume

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    I am not a kooky off-grid libertarian. Although maybe I want to be. I haven’t decided yet. With city living, you tend to become ‘domesticated’ by the convenience of electricity… Read more

  • Bunkering down

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    I’m leaning towards tendonitis. Which is a weird thing to get in your left shoulder my physio off-handedly remarks… because you’re right handed she clarifies. I think about it for… Read more

  • Penguins et al.

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    I’ve been strictly Paleo this week. Except for the half bag of meringues… and the ice-cream I bought from the man in the vintage VW van at the beach earlier.… Read more

  • Hemel en Aarde

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    I’m feeling quite sorry for myself. I’ve pinched a nerve in my shoulder. Or maybe I’ve ripped my rotator-cuff, although my range is still pretty good… so I’m leaning towards… Read more

  • Flapdoodling

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    I had a boonie backwater sort of day. When I compare it to my quite sedentary urban life before I mean. I think this is largely because our internet here… Read more

  • Morning walks

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    Took the German around the promontory that is our little… its not quite a suburb… but its not quite a town either. Wikipedia refers to it as a settlement. Whatever… Read more

  • Newly domiciled

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    If it were up to me, (and personally I think it should be) I think we should confer sainthood on whoever invented the chocolate croissant. After all we’ve bestowed the… Read more

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