Monthly Archives: May 2007

“It’s just like the 60s, but with less hope.”

I guess a film about a pre-orgasmic protagonist is bound to be a little anticlimactic. But in the case of John Cameron Mitchell’s recent film Shortbus, the anticlimax is both relief and disappointment. Many will rage and roar that it’s … Continue reading

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An eye for an I

I must admit, I don’t like thinking too hard about disease and injury. Yes, hospitals make me uneasy. The thought of surgery makes me squeamish. The details of my death are something I figure I can ignore. And I’ve had … Continue reading

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When I grow up…

Just back from my big adventure to the soggy island known as England, and the slightly smaller, but no less damp island of Arran in Scotland. Where I discovered that you can never tell what’s going to happen when you … Continue reading

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Airports and nationalism

Because I come from South Africa, and not, say, the UK or US, I need a visa stamped into my passport before I can set foot in most countries on earth. When I travel to the Caribbean on business, I … Continue reading

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The soft and the spiky

cactus flower, Nieu Bethesda “It is my experience that folks who have no vices have very few virtues.” – Abraham Lincoln

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Choices and choicelessness

Two years ago, a teacher from India told me: “When you are truly free, you do not spend your energy making choices. True freedom is choiceless.” I argued with him. Daily, we have to make choices! Doesn’t taking responsibility mean … Continue reading

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Quotation of the weekend

“Anything worth doing is worth doing full frontal.” – DdB, my favourite piece of girl-fluff.

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Photograph

One of the many faces at the Owl House. I think Candice took the photograph.

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Why I liked Venus

because Peter O’Toole gets the gleaming, soulful heart of a dirty, dirty old man because Jodie Whittaker’s smoky scowl is as convincing as her legs because two old men dancing and weeping made me want to dance and weep because … Continue reading

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Invitation

So a close friend looked deeply into my eyes (hers blue into mine hazel) and asked: “Do you view all your friendships romantically?” If we hadn’t been laying back on the grass, too comfortable to move, I would’ve had to … Continue reading

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