Monthly Archives: November 2008

Kolya the water baby

Bathtime… And the second swimming lesson this week… Advertisements

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I’ve had some inspirational poetry strewn across my path lately, and I was trying to dig up one that I heard the other day when I came across this terrifically disturbing little gem from Sharon Olds. It reminded me of … Continue reading

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The successful psychopath

For most of us, literature and cinema have hijacked the term “psychopath” to evoke an image of a crazed sadistic monster, Hannibal Lecter frying up his victim, or Patrick Bateman in a frenzy of chainsaws and blades. The real psychopath … Continue reading

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Edges are important because they define a limitation in order to deliver us from it. When we come to an edge we come to a frontier that tells us we are now about to become more than we have been … Continue reading

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Why men should NEVER be at the birth of their child

(An article by MICHEL ODENT. Odent is a French obstetrician that founded the Primal Health Research Centre, introduced the concept of birthing pools and home-like birth rooms into maternity hospitals in the 1970s, and is also the most well-known trainer … Continue reading

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Morford and the definition of God

A friend recently recommended the rambling rants of San Francisco journalist Mark Morford. So I went and read his recent blog post decrying the weirdly-timed, backward-thinking Prop. 8, which denies gay Californians the right to marry their partners. Behind Morford’s … Continue reading

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Peet se plek

A gorgeous few days on the Breede River, just us and a cottage and a river and a canoe, and some vineyards for walking through. We found this perfectly Kolya-sized washbowl for slings and cloths and toys… which doubled as … Continue reading

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A poem

Love After Love by Derek Walcott The time will come when, with elation you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror and each will smile at the other’s welcome, and say, sit here. Eat. You … Continue reading

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Trust, luck and the STD lottery

Less than a year ago, I wrote a post wondering aloud what people in South Africa’s rural areas are thinking when they have unprotected sex. These days, I’m wondering what anyone’s thinking when they do it. First scenario this week: … Continue reading

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The rise and fall of the extraordinary relationship that allegedly never happened

I have, after some consideration, removed this post. If you still want to read it, please email me at greensteinDOTlisaATgmailDOTcom and I’ll send it on. Thanks to those whose comments and emails have provided much sane perspective on this outrageous … Continue reading

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