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The end of an era

I have a new job at a different school. That’s right, I am leaving the place that shall not be named. I know what you’re thinking – yeah, yeah, we’ve heard this before. I know I’ve had four farewells and … Continue reading

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The good, the bad and the ugly

Let’s look back at my week. Compared to some other weeks, it has been quite eventful. What do you mean it’s only Tuesday?! Take last night, for instance. The good moment was finding an awesome airbnb house to rent over … Continue reading

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Look for the good

Some of my friends ask me why I check Facebook every day when there is so much crap on it. I’ll tell you. I woke up this morning to the Facebook news that one of my past pupils, the beautiful¬†Nthabiseng,¬†won … Continue reading

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Step away from that novel

You know, I have a one-track mind. The direction of that track my change constantly, but it doesn’t change the fact that I can only devote attention to one thing at a time. I imagine my brain as this old-fashioned … Continue reading

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Learn to love to learn

You all know by now that I am completing a Master of Creative Writing this year. I don’t think there’s a soul alive who doesn’t know! Apart from wanting to write my novel, I have this unshakable belief that the … Continue reading

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The Price of Work

How do you put a price on someone’s time? How do you allot a value for someone’s skills? Who, in this big crazy world of ours, determines the hierarchy of earnings? I have never been a fist-waving, placard-carrying supporter of … Continue reading

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The grass is always greener

My star sign this week said, ‘It is better to try and fail than to do nothing and succeed.’ I’m not so sure about that. I think I’d like to succeed by not doing anything at all. Could you imagine … Continue reading

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