Monthly Archives: March 2009

My five minutes on Twitter

A friend invited me to join Twitter. I’d heard a lot about Twitter, and hadn’t been able to figure out what the point was. Skimmed a couple of online articles. Even the derisive ones said, Well, try it and then … Continue reading

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Bon voyage, tangueros

Morgan and Lisa on the brink of their big adventure, dancing at Lethabong tango studio on Thursday night. You can see me in the mirror, taking the picture with my phone…

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Daring Bakers March challenge

I laughed when I read this month’s Daring Baker’s challenge. See, I’d just put a lasagne in the oven and come upstairs, wondering what over-the-top dessert offerings I’d be making this month. In fact, I’d already blithely offered to do … Continue reading

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New arrival

Aiden Noah Greenstein Born Wednesday 4 March 2009 in Johannesburg, South Africa. My brother is allegedly the dad, but looking at the pictures, I’m wondering whether Hayley secretly got it together with Bruce Willis. (No?) So, in Bruce’s words… Welcome … Continue reading

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The following comes from a newsletter sent by my wonderful tango teachers, Mark and Ina. Mark and Ina are not just phenomenal dancers; they are also of that rare ilk of performer and teacher that brings inspiring awareness and mindfulness … Continue reading

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Beach day

Danger Beach, south Peninsula

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What you can measure

I can measure my son’s weight and his height. I can say things about length percentiles and head circumferences. What would it tell you, really? I cannot fill in on a chart the delicate pressure of his feet resting on … Continue reading

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Considering the significance of a hoax: the Al-Durrah story

The emails come every now and again, with the words ‘hoax’ and ‘fraud’ and ‘blood libel’ highlighted in garish colours. They filter in between the spam and the forwarded jokes and updates about the shul and business letters. They are … Continue reading

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“Thank goodness I never went to school; it would have rubbed off some of the originality.” – Beatrix Potter

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Still summer here

Cape Town is still sweltering. Temperatures have been registering over 40 degrees Celsius in some areas of the Cape. Fires have been raging out of control in Somerset West and sending thick waves of smoke over the horizon each day. … Continue reading

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