Monthly Archives: September 2013

Braai Day: Fillet… it is here!

When it comes to Heritage Day there’s a lot at steak. Traditionalists are furious that traitors with forked tongs have hijacked the day and turned it into Heretics Day. While the Heritage Day debate raged |confused recluses came out of … Continue reading

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Let the sunshine shine in, sunshine

Dear Editors If newspapers continue to publish bad news our citizens will immigrate to Mexico, which has zero crime. Why? Because the Mexican newspapers don’t report on it. Bad news is like a tree falling in a forest: if there’s … Continue reading

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Ramaphosastiltskin and other hairy fairytales

Once upon a time there was this crossword clue Continue a poem translated years ago (4,4,1,4)* and there would be no happily ever after until I solved it. Once upon a time? More like once upon a crime. We read our … Continue reading

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Piglet’s in the pink, but is Pooh’s pal a boy or a girl?

Boy, I say. Girl, she says. Boy. Girl. Boy. Girl. After boying and girling back and forth for a few minutes, Rachel stamps her foot and says: “Of course she’s a girl. She’s pink! Duh!” Although Rachel, my four-year-old daughter, … Continue reading

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