My dentist visit

She is very beautiful. With hair swept back and a face that shouted kindness. She instructed me to open my mouth wide, which I happily did. Well, no. I did that begrudgingly. She searched my teeth with expertise — and if I'm honest, she made those metal dental tools look less frightening. And there was …

Conversation and emotions

It is fascinating, I find it, for a human being to talk about their issues and some time after that, feel better. Lighter. Upbeat. It is astounding. I mean, you haven't solved the problem(s) yet. Just merely spoke about them. Talking has that much impact. I am always impressed, for instance, by how much clarity …

#ThembaJayWriting decoded

Writing copy is the art, the science of being able to discern what word should go where and how just three words can carry a company’s slogan in the form of a tagline; think Nike—Just Do It!; Apple—ThinkDifferent; FNB—How Can We Help You?; Redefined Properties—We’re Not Landlords. We’re People. The ability comes from constant writing …

Confidence & Money: How much is enough?

You know, when you come from the bottom-of-the-bottom; when swimming against the tide becomes second nature and that, that, for many people ends up killing the desire to dream at all. Dream. It sounds fickle and ‘cute’, but, many of our beloved—and gifted—peers ekasi walk around believing they ain’t shit! That they aren’t worthy of …

#ThembaJayWriting—never on flight mode

My writing has always taken the route of documenting the things I see, go through and learn. So, it was difficult to not riff about my day—flight mode couldn’t even stop me. Anyway, the Saturday started lazily, with a brisk walk to emagwinyeni (you know those are a favourite, especially when made by a skillful …