Freedom who carries the cost, who has the responsibility?
I am writing this for you, but probably for me. I could claim that I knew you back then. That I saw you in Stuttgart. But that… Read more “Dear Katie”
You sat in the middle of the room. Surrounded by people. A guru to us all. Many considered you a dear friend. Wrapped in your blanket on… Read more “Wendy”
Where is scene 2 in the rooi koppies?
I switched off my GPS. It would not lead me to where I wanted to go. Speed bumps and traffic, high double fences mark the privileged. I… Read more “Where is scene 2 in the rooi koppies?”
My parents did not name me Leo. I chose it.
Well actually that is not quite true. It is short for my Christian name which none of my friends could pronounce. A good friend once introduced me… Read more “My parents did not name me Leo. I chose it.”
Spring time is here.
This is the season for insurance. Somehow it always happens. Somehow despite previous experience I always get caught out. No other season is like it. Summer is… Read more “Spring time is here.”
Today is indeed another TUEsday*
This piece has been brewing in my head a while. I hoped it would go away during the Olympics. I watched only one race (can’t remember which… Read more “Today is indeed another TUEsday*”
The first thing I see is a FB message that my oldest friend is safe. “Safe from what?” That means others are unsafe – in danger. Only… Read more “No Fear”
“When is enough, enough?” Ian asked
I close my eyes in the crowd, in that town square, in that time. Vangelis is playing – Chamonix town square at the start of UTMB I… Read more ““When is enough, enough?” Ian asked”
Today I want to tell you a story.
Back in the 90’s I was actively progressing through the grades in rock climbing. I wanted to consume everything. I wanted to get better. Slowly and steadily… Read more “Today I want to tell you a story.”