Was 2020 actually so different to 2019?

Was 2020 actually so different to 2019?

As 2020 was peaking over the horizon with sun-like hope, I asked my colleagues to share their reflections of 2019 and their hopes for 2020. Of course this year has been unprecedented, but re-reading these 11 months later has made me think that maybe 2020 wasn’t as...
Writing might save your 2021!

Writing might save your 2021!

Writing is my form of therapy. It’s not a chore, nor a requirement. In most cases I write with no audience or desired recipient of a message in mind. I suppose I could keep it all to myself (and I often do) but knowing that a reflection, muse or rant may be read by an...
Re-treading Fear with Courage in 2020

Re-treading Fear with Courage in 2020

The sky had draped a grey cloud over False Bay, Cape Town, and ash-green lines of marbled swell pulsed towards the shore. Standing on the beach, I imagined guiding my fibreglass board across the soft water, and was itching to get into the sea. The soft hue of dusk...