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Would You Hire Yourself?

My answer? It depends… on one or two perceptions. Perception one: Why should I hire myself? Maybe I’d have to answer myself something along the following lines… because I’m competent, honest, loyal, hard-working, diligent, and a few more traits most bosses or managers … Continue reading

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Wild – Ailsa’s WTT

Wild? In Ireland? Wild? It’s only the people who go wild. Well, some of them… not all. The wild beasts have been tamed many wild moons ago… the wild flowers are all sedated now… little of the true wilderness remains so … Continue reading

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Thursday Thoughts…

Today’s photo has stirred the hiding teller of stories in me. Yes, this last month or so has not been easy. New job, the illness… all well documented so I don’t have to say much more about why the story-teller … Continue reading

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Smoking Mirrors – Ailsa’s WTT

This one left me in a bit of a quandary. I often wonder if Ailsa’s been put on the planet solely to challenge my last few remaining creativity cells? There I was, planning all sorts of experiments with fire… some bits of cardboard covered with … Continue reading

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Zach and the Blazing Ax Wizard

He sat bolt upright… startled, dazed… even a tad frightened. Where was he? What was he doing in this strange place? Why was this happening to him? Then, slowly but surely it dawned on him… he was dreaming, again. The … Continue reading

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Zach and the Bain’s Kloof Ghost

Zach loved Southern France, almost as much as he loved the Western Cape. Vineyards… mountains, rocky outcrops… fast flowing streams… chasms and caves. History, both real and imaginary. It was everywhere. In the ancient rock formations… in the villages, even … Continue reading

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The Rose Quartz Power…

“This place is full of mystery… full of rumour, myth… tales of greed and dying. This place is touched. “ Zach will always remember that night around the camp fire at the oasis… the hot springs about a day’s walk … Continue reading

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Aunt Gertruida and the Internet

Aunt Gertruida, she who knows everything, taught him so much in his life. Zach often wondered what would have become of him if his aunt hadn’t taken him under her wing. Aunt Gertruida would take him to places very few … Continue reading

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Amos and Rolbos… Rolbos and Amos

It will be fair to say Amos planted a seed or two which sprouted into shoots of I know not what dimension. I’m reminded of those B-Rated horror movies where the cute pot plant turns into the monstrously overeager devourer of pets … Continue reading

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Hessie and the Ghost of Bain’s Kloof

Zach was fond of Southern France, as he was fond of Portugal and even a few places along the Med in Italy and Spain. Sometimes Zach would think he should give up the high-flying Director of Libraries post he clung … Continue reading

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