Do you have an office?

In all of 2019, I’ve been asked that question numerous times. Younger peeps ask it for the reason of (perhaps) ascertaining whether I am making money. Or worse, so they should decide how much respect they should show me. Older folks ask the question mainly because that’s the world they grew up in. A brick-and-mortar …

Advertisements

Overcoming my own limitations

As 2019 draws to a close, I have found myself thinking. And by far, it has been a whirlwind of a year. I made serious personal strides — I managed to make myself a different man. Overcoming my own limitations was always going to be a huge task. Changing myself completely (and leave behind the …

Working in the Retail Business Helped my Writing

Standing with me arms folded is Sinethemba — she helped me get a job in retail, at a South African clothing chain called PEP in 2012. The reason I went to Carlton Centre in the first place was because I had dropped out of Boston Media House college months prior and needed money to pay …

The value of the truth

Abruptly out of the dark, one evening, I had a thought that struck me dumb. And it was about the idea of the truth (a.k.a. authenticity) intersecting with the telling of my story, yours or anybody else’s. I say this because there is a popular tendency to, if I am correct, ‘Fake it ‘til you …

Tickling conversation with the missus

So, being a downright chatty bastard, I initiated a teasing conversation with my girlfriend. (Well, if I’m honest, at the time she wasn’t yet.) I softly asked her permission to ask her a question, she was a lady about it and gracefully agreed: ‘Is winter your favourite season?’ “Yes, it is.” ‘Interesting’. “Wazi kanjani?” She …