Different strokes for different folks

Different strokes for different folks

Last week H was down with fever. With Grade 10 prelims less than a month away I watched him struggle to study despite continuous sneezing, a streaming nose and a throbbing head. Being a veteran of epic colds, my heart went out to him. ‘Shall I read to you?’ I offered. ‘No,’ said he, ‘I …

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Courage vs Patience

Courage vs Patience

The other day someone asked on Twitter ‘If you could pick one trait for yourself, in an unlimited quantity, what would it be?’. I spent a lot of time pondering this question. There are many traits I’d like to have.

The Write Space

The Write Space

I have looked upon with wonder and more than a little bit of envy at work-from-home desks of my friends. Somedays I have longed for a place like that. A place where I can put up cute little mugs filled with colourful pens (that all work), a happy family photograph, a quirky poster, a plant …

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Waiting

Waiting

The first thing I do each morning as I wake up, is reach for my phone. That’s unusual because I don’t like getting to it until later in the day. But these are unusual times and I switch to my WhatsApp messages with a mixture of hope and dread.

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The Switch by Beth O Leary #BookReview

The Switch by Beth O Leary #BookReview

The Switch traverses the thin line between cute and corny, between engagingly simple and boringly predictable. I can see how it could go either way for a reader. For me, it went the cute way. I liked it despite its very obvious shortcomings.