Monthly Archives: October 2010

Being a dad has grown on me

We hugged. Then we stood back to back. “Not yet,” I told him. “Are you sure,” he said. I nodded. “Not yet, but soon.” In my heart, though, I knew I was lying. Sam, my 16-year-old son, knew it too. … Continue reading

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How crossword puzzles can save the world

“Guess what?” I asked the Shrink. “The tenth dentist folded and now they all recommend Colgate?” “Er, no. I’ve been invited to see one of the greatest rock bands ever.” I cleared my throat and in my best rock voice … Continue reading

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How I scored 10 out of 10

Last Sunday was 10/10/10 (or as the Americans say, 10/10/10). It was an auspicious day for number-fixated people. It was certainly a lucky day for Vegas Elvis impersonators, who made a packet as lovers rushed to tie the knot. Sunday … Continue reading

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Mark my words, incomplete crosswords can leave nasty scars

The car swerves in front of me. I bang my foot as hard as I can on the brakes. Screech! Crash! Bang! Metal collides with metal. An explosion of car parts. I wake up in a hot flush. “Who is … Continue reading

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Troubled water at Kanna Kombuis

In the future we may come to call it the Great Water War of 2010 and chuckle about it wryly. But as our car chugged between Ladismith and Oudtshoorn at the start of last week’s long weekend no one was … Continue reading

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