Archive | October, 2019

How a South African “Moegoe” Became Politically Aware

31 Oct

My paperback book How A South African “Moegoe” Became Politically Aware
Congratulations, your paperback, “How A South African “Moegoe” Became Politically Aware: A Journey of My “Political Awakening”,” is available to buy on Amazon. If you republished your book, your changes are now live. Phew quite an effort getting that one done!



following on from

Just getting my old writings together (quite a “life-long mission …of totally disorganised chaos”) from


to turn to a book (a ‘shortie)  from my book ‘A Traitor’s Heart

Some of my  first writings (1991/92)


*= “sutheffrikn eggspression“ for a ‘drongo’

One of my  first writings (1991/92) typed by my very efficient secretary, Anne in my last “proper job” and (one of the many angels who help me “muddle/naivigate through life”… a bit more smoothly)

Craig’s various books on South Africa (“The Beloved Country”)

are available at



I’ll do it my way, A Traitors Heart, Tears, Fears, etc, etc




“Worst selling writer/author”

(“I’m may be a terrible writer, but then you should just watch me trying to do anything else!”)

All proceeds…

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This is what a brain injury feels like

31 Oct

Traumatic Brain Injury (TBI



Also see

What Does it Feel Like to be Brain Damaged?

from Google searches (my “filing system to rescue me from sheer utter chaos” – thanks “Big G”)…

My other blogs in this area are at


“We share what we know, so that we all may grow.”

“Knowledge is the gateway to understanding…and understanding is the gateway to a better life.”

– Jeff Sebell
Shining a light of hope  in the darkest corners
Helping promote better understanding and awareness of what is often termed “The Silent Epidemic” (and/or “The Hidden Handicap”)
“Inform, educate, inspire”

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Be the mistress of your money

29 Oct

started off writing brochures on money management for financial institutions and life assurance companies

Money Management for Beginners

Spender or saver? Separate or joint accounts? Not interested in finance? Today we start a four-part Women and Money series exploring women’s attitudes to money, and offering advice from experts on wealth creation and how to be financially independent.
In this first part, Jane Phare admits to making all the mistakes this series will advise you not to do, and talks to other women about their stories.

Money. Moola, dosh, loot, bread, cash, folding, coin, lolly … whatever we call it we can’t live without it. And if we mismanage it or make bad decisions…

from Google searches…4445.9344..9965…0.0..0.279.2340.0j6j5……0….1..gws-wiz.zVs9Ke_PHAA&ved=0ahUKEwjm3JnpwsDlAhVL6XMBHc9KC_4Q4dUDCAo&uact=5


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Adaptive rock climber Craig deMartino

23 Oct


full_craig_6Craig deMartino was a professional rock climber who nearly lost his life in an accident 17 years ago, when he was dropped 30 metres from a rock ledge – breaking almost every bone in his body.  18 months later, he decided to amputate his right leg below the knee in order to be able to return to climbing. Craig has notched up a number of records – including becoming the first amputee ascent of Yosemite’s El Capitan in under 24 hours. But his focus now is very much on inspiring others with physical disabilities to get active again and to live with their trauma in a different way. He’s written a book about his journey called After the Fall, and is the subject of a recent short film called Craig’s Reaction.



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Sharing, supporting, informing, enlightening, “entertaining”(??), 

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Dining in Doha, Qatar

23 Oct

Meet the Blogger:- Tinashe

21 Oct

10 interesting facts about Tokyo (the world’s safest city)

21 Oct
Loving Rugby World Cup in 2019 in Japan + Tokyo
“rugby and sports fan- a-tic’


Thanks for the follow(s) * (+ likes), as the reason I write is to share.
* (Though my family and close friends say it would be far more entertaining with a video-camera # in “real life”, rather than in cyberspace!)

# By the way, do they still make them in today’s ever-faster changing world..or is it all done with mobile phones?

(get with the times now,”luddite”* c – it should be a smart phone)

* or so I was often called by my “my techno-geek” friend, Bill (“the gonk”)

“total non-techno” c (who doesn’t possess a mobile phone, after a rather eventful’ experience some years back, whilst trying to walk, talk and chew gum at the same time)

Who says men can’t multi-task!

Kind regards and all the best with your blog


“I will love the light for it shows me the way, yet I will endure the darkness because it shows me the stars.”


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1. According to the World’s Safest Cities Index (published by the Economist Intelligence unit), consisting of digital, infrastructure, health and personal security, Tokyo is the world’s safest city.
2. You can travel to Tokyo year-round.
3. When you come to visit Tokyo don’t miss: train-shots, traditional hot water / springs bathing in Azabu-Juban, Shomben Yokocho, visiting Fuji Mountain, Meiji Shrine and Tokyo Tower.
4. Tokyo has a population of 12,570,000 as of the 2006 census, but over 30 million people live in the wider city area.
5. The Tokyo metropolitan area is the largest metropolitan area in the world.
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6. Also, Tokyo is one of the busiest cities in the world. The rhythm of life in Tokyo never slows down.
7. In the new area of Odaibe, everything is happening at tremendous speed (from sightseeing in front of the Imperial Palace to shopping in The Little Hong Kong).
8. The…

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My experience of IAAF World Athletics Championships Doha 2019 and the negative press

19 Oct

Temporary ceasefire agreed in Northern Syria

18 Oct



The US Vice President says he has a deal with Turkey’s President for a temporary ceasefire in Northern Syria. Turkish troops entered Syria last week in an offensive against the Kurdish-led “Syrian Democratic Forces”, which Turkey has long maintained is an offshoot of the militant Kurdistan Workers’ party. The assault was triggered by the US decision to withdraw its troops from Kurdish-held areas. Mike Pence is in Ankara for talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and made the announcement about the “pause” in the offensive. Kathryn talks with Borzou Deragahi, International Correspondent for The Independent in Istanbul.




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Bathurst 1000 km

15 Oct

V8 Supercars (Australia): One of my great passions

Bathurst 1000 Race History Narrated by Russell Crowe


from Google searches  (“my filing system”… to rescue me from ‘sheer utter chaos'”)

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“Passion is the fire…”

(look for your quote somewhere on, c)


Shared by “petrol-head” c

“Life isn’t measured by the number of breaths we take, but by the moments that take our breath away.”


Keep searching for that clip/video (great inspired by William (Bill) Fitch* on Channel 7 Australia that you’ve been looking for, c

* see (now) it’s actor William Fichtner (thanks Fox Sports, Australia)



Never… ever give up!

PPS (and NB)


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