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THE LONG BLACK ROAD

OK, so I often talk about taking the less travelled road and also the scenic route in my posts. And for better or worse my life as I have lived it and where I find myself is as a result of this inclination to follow these paths. By most accounts I am a huge failure, [...]

By |2019-05-02T04:50:22+00:00December 24th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on THE LONG BLACK ROAD

CONABOR

A caution, dear reader, a warning from the outset that this post is a return to the characteristics of my earlier writings on this site; scenic route verbal meanderings. However, do not despair though, as I do, as always, eventually get to the point. You see, I agree with Mary Oliver’s observation that “attention without [...]

By |2019-05-02T04:47:08+00:00December 19th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on CONABOR

SWEET SOUL BROTHER

Over the last couple of days I have found that my heart has been aching. It's as if I were grieving. And the truth is I have been, and today I have been particularly miserable. There is no mystery to the source of my pain however. Six years ago to the day, on the prophesized [...]

By |2019-05-02T04:51:58+00:00December 16th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on SWEET SOUL BROTHER

BLOU STEEN/BLUE STONE (2018): REFLECTIONS

It’s just over a week since I dismantled my performance installation in Pretoria , and 4 weeks on from the actual performance of the work informed by my Master’s dissertation. Both were immense tasks of endurance, physically and mentally. The rising of the frosty new stubble on my head marks the passing of this time, [...]

By |2019-05-02T04:53:45+00:00November 18th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on BLOU STEEN/BLUE STONE (2018): REFLECTIONS

City of the Seven Islands

 “What the four seasons of the year mean to the European, the one season of the monsoon means to the Indian. It is preceded by desolation; it brings with it hopes of spring; it has the fullness of summer and the fulfillment of autumn all in one.” Khushwant Singh:  I Shall Not Hear the Nightingale [...]

By |2019-05-02T04:57:50+00:00January 29th, 2018|Uncategorized|Comments Off on City of the Seven Islands